The Sureté du Quebec believes the bodies of a woman and child discovered Wednesday in Western Quebec were the result of a murder-suicide.

Police said Thursday that the deceased are 40-year-old Julie Meunier of Montreal and a five-year-old girl, who was later identified as Meunier's daughter, Rose.

The bodies were found Wednesday afternoon in a cottage on Tour du Lac Rd. in the town of Lac-des-Plages, about 30 km west of Mont Tremblant.

Police are still determining the exact cause of death and what led up to the incident.