Police say a 54-year-old man is now considered a suspect, after two adults and one girl in her teens were found dead in related incidents, 70 kilometres apart in the Quebec City region.
The bodies of Nancy Samson, 44, and Benoit Daigle, 39, were found outside a private residence in Ste-Croix-de-Lotbinière Saturday evening.
“We’re talking about violent death,” SQ Sgt Richard Gagné said.
“Police received a call yesterday in the evening around 8:45 p.m. ET… for Chemin Côte-des-Bouleaux in Ste-Croix. They went there and found two bodies,” says Mélanie Dumaresq of the Sûreté du Québec.
The investigation led police to another home, about 70 kilometres away in St-Isidore.
Gagné said police arriving on the scene found Medora Godin, 13, dead inside the home shortly after midnight. Her 11-year-old sister, Beatrice was found unconscious, and rushed to hospital with critical injuries.
A third person, a 54-year-old man, was also found unconscious and was taken to hospital in critical condition. Police said he is considered a suspect.
Gagné said the two incidents were related, but that it was too early in the investigation to confirm any details about the nature of the relationship.
Gagné did, however, confirm that minors were involved.