A 31-year-old woman confessed on Saturday to killing her three daughters, ages 8 months, 3 years and 9 years, in a Vienna apartment, Austrian police said in a statement.
The suspect called emergency services early in the morning saying she wanted to commit suicide.
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Upon arriving at the scene, the police discovered the lifeless bodies of the two youngest girls. The eldest daughter was hospitalized, but intensive care units could not save hersays the statement.
The mother, who did not give an explanation at the time, had minor injuries.
Investigators proceeded to collect evidence at the crime scene. Autopsies have yet to be performed to determine the cause of the deaths.
According to the first elements, the girls have been suffocated, reported the local press.