The bodies of two missing young sisters have been discovered in woodland as a manhunt is launched for their father.
Romy, six, and Norah Carpentier, 11, were found dead three days after they vanished along with dad Martin Carpentier, 44, following a car crash in Quebec City, Canada.
Police believe Mr Carpentier is still alive but warned "we don't know exactly what state of mind" he's in.
They added: "We ask people not to take any chances. So if they have any information or if they see him, just call 911 and we will take charge of the situation."
An Amber Alert was first issued for the trio on Thursday in Saint-Apollinaire before being stood down on Saturday afternoon following the devastating discovery.
The sisters were last seen at about 8.30pm on Wednesday shopping with their father.
An hour later Mr Carpentier's vehicle was discovered abandoned after being involved in a crash, but police found no one inside.
Sgt. Ann Mathieu said of the discovery of the bodies: “Currently, everything leads us to believe that these are the two young girls.
“The important thing currently, in mobilising the population, is to be vigilant because we are actively looking for Martin Carpentier who could be in the Saint-Agapit, Saint-Apollinaire sector."
SQ officers searching the Saint-Appollinaire area for the two girls and their father found some objects that may be connected to them on Friday, police confirmed.
“We found some objects yesterday, but we can find a lot of different objects in the woods, so what we have to do right now is to be sure that those objects could be related to Martin Carpentier and his two daughters,” Mathieu told CTV.
Mr Carpentier's girlfriend, Cathy Gingras, who is not the mother of the girls, recorded a desperate plea to him on Friday morning, shared by the SQ on Twitter.
"Martin, we're worried. We haven't heard anything from you since the accident. We want to know if you're okay, and the girls, Romy, Norah," she said.
"We want to know if they're okay... if you're okay. Give us some news, let us know, call your parents, whatever it is. The important thing is that you're all alright.
"We just want to know you're alright."
The girls' mother Amelie Lemieux posted photos of them on Facebook on Thursday with a plea for help: "We need to find my daughters and their dad."
Premier of Quebec François Legault has described the two girls' deaths as a "national tragedy."
He tweeted: "Like all Quebecers, I am overwhelmed, without words. Losing two children, the most expensive thing in life, is incomprehensible. It is a national tragedy.
"I have a special thought for Norah and Romy's mother. For all their loved ones too. The whole of Quebec is crying with you today.
"If you need help: say so. Professional resources exist, such as the Parent Line at 1-800-361-5085. There is no shame in seeking support and listening."