Many hours have elapsed between the time the two girls have been seen for the last time and the time the Amber alert was eventually raised.
Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6 years, have not been reviewed since Wednesday evening. Their father, Martin Carpentier, 44 years old, is also sought and considered suspect.
The disappearance would be linked to a mysterious car accident on highway 20 in Saint-Apollinaire, in Chaudière-Appalaches.
The arrival of the authorities, the vehicle was empty and there was no trace of the occupants.
The former captain of the Sûreté du Québec, Mario Berniqué confirms that, in any investigation to the disappearance, the first minutes and first hours are very important.
“It is long before triggering the Amber alert. It happened yesterday evening. It is 18 hours after, it facilitates less of the survey”, explains the police officer to retire.
It states that an Amber alert may be triggered when there is a reason to fear for the safety of the child.
The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the girls and the suspect are particularly nebulous.
“We can make several scenarios, but it is very particular, as an activity. Is it that he has hidden an accident? A lot of questions that arise, the police investigation will determine exactly what that is”, he says.