At the end of 10 days of unsuccessful searches conducted without break to Saint-Apollinaire in order to find Martin Carpentier, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has decided to put an end to it on the ground, yesterday evening. The mayor of the municipality of 7000 inhabitants of the Chaudière-Appalaches said relieved.
“The research could not last for days. With all the work that was done on the field, I am reassured. It’s going a little to drop the stress of the people. This is good news for me,” says Bernard Ouellet.
The mayor has no fear for the Apollinarois. “Zero risk does not exist, but I’m not worried. The area of Saint-Apollinaire is according to me well protected. Even if the searches are completed, the SQ will continue to be very present on the territory, more than normal”, believed Bernard Ouellet.
The elected municipal representative has learned at the same time that Quebecers as a whole that the SQ ceased his research in order to pin the Lévisien 44-year-old on the run since July 8. Her two children, Norah and Romy, were found dead the following Saturday.
“I respect that, each to his work. It is each of our job and I had a collaboration of the wonderful part of the SQ. I was in link with the communications, I didn’t have access to investigators”, does it need to be clarified.
Most in the region
Bernard Ouellet believes that Carpentier is not hid somewhere in Saint-Apollinaire, that it lies elsewhere. “My feeling, after 10 days, it is that this gentleman-there is more in the region.”
Its citizens do not see may not be the things in the same light, what does it say?
“For the Apollinarois worried, we offer support by the CISSS. The people most vulnerable and who need help, it is not necessary to interfere; call 811, it’s all confidential,” advises Mr. Ouellet. “I am available personally need.”
The mayor of Saint-Apollinaire has a special thanks for its citizens. “It went well in this mautadit context-here, in this drama. I thank you for that.”
Martin Carpentier measures 1,78 m (5 feet, 10 inches) and weighs 59 kg (130 lb). He’d wear a gray t-shirt and jeans and possibly glasses.
Any person who found it or who holds information in this case is asked to call 911 immediately.