Translated from La Presse:
Martin Carpentier, suspected of being the author of the abduction of the two girls, is still actively sought.
The SQ did not want to give details of possible apparent injuries.
Research had resumed on Saturday morning in the Saint-Apollinaire sector.
Several dozen people were on the job trying to find Norah, 11, Romy, 6 and their 44-year-old father, who was considered the main suspect in their abduction.
A Canadian Armed Forces helicopter joined that of the Sûreté du Québec on Saturday morning to fly over the area. An equestrian team has also been added to foot patrollers, quad bikes, canine squads and volunteers already present, said SQ spokesperson Sergeant Ann Mathieu.
“It is a very large, wooded area,” she said.
The police recovered various objects from the woods, but could not say for the moment whether they were linked to the disappearance of the man and his daughters.
The SQ still hoped to find the three missing. “Of course time is a factor, but you also have to consider that there are certain advantages; it’s not -30 in the winter, said Ann Mathieu. However, we are in a period of significant heat. These are factors that we take into consideration. On the other hand, there is always hope of finding these people alive, because there are elements which lead us to believe that they have been seen in this sector, where research is concentrated. ”
Residents of the area told La Presse that they heard screams on the night of Thursday to Friday.
Martin Carpentier’s vehicle was found around 9:30 p.m. last Wednesday, after driving off Highway 20. The father and his daughters were last seen an hour earlier, in a convenience store in the Saint- Nicolas, in Lévis
– With Gabriel Béland, La Presse