Mother, 45 and 18 year old twin daughters were starved to death in the Vienna apartment

Mystery as a mother, 45, and her 18-year-old twin daughters are found starving dead in a locked flat in Austria

  • Decomposing bodies of a 45-year-old mother and twin, 18, were found on Tuesday
  • Detectives say they died in late March or early April
  • There were no signs of violence on the bodies, women were not poisoned, and the flat was closed without evidence of forced entry
  • No note was left and the police admitted they had no idea why the trio died

Mystery surrounds the bodies of a 45-year-old mother and her twin daughters who have been killed in a locked flat in Austria.

The woman and her 18-year-old girls were discovered Tuesday in the apartment in Vienna, the capital of Austria, but officers believe their bodies have been there for nearly two months.

Detectives said they had found no motive, no farewell letters and no evidence of violence or coercion, and admitted that they had no idea why three adult women would be starving themselves.

The remains of the mother, 45, and her twin daughters, 18, were found Tuesday in an apartment on this street in Vienna, but the police think they have been dead for two months

The remains of the mother, 45, and her twin daughters, 18, were found Tuesday in an apartment on this street in Vienna, but the police think they have been dead for two months

& # 39; It is not always possible to fully explain everything, & # 39; officers told Wein Orf, add only that it seems that the women wanted to die.

Family reports show that the mother had been in a women's shelter three times in 2013, 2014 and 2015, when there was a suspicion that she was suffering from some sort of mental illness.

However, she was not committed to any form of mental health care and was allowed to keep the care of her two daughters.

School records seen through Vienna online shows that the girls progressed slowly at school but were otherwise healthy.

Social workers called them shy, silent children, but they didn't worry about them.

They were taken out of school in the fall of 2016, when it was no longer compulsory.

In December of the same year, social services were sent back to the family due to fear of neglect, with supervision continuing until March 2017, when employees were satisfied enough to leave.

Authorities had no contact with the trio until this week, when a friend contacted to say they were worried and hadn't heard from the family for some time.

The police were sent to the suburb of Floridsdorf in Vienna and had to break into the house after they found the door locked.

Inside they found the mother's body in the hallway, with the twins found on the couch together, Oe24 reports.

There was no sign of violence on the bodies, no sign of forced entry, and an autopsy revealed that they were not poisoned.

The only indication of their fate – later confirmed by an autopsy – was that there was no food in the house.

Investigation is ongoing.

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