A very disturbing story is coming to light in the ashes of an apartment fire in the East Bay.
Police say a Fairfield mother killed her twin daughters before injuring herself and then setting their apartment on fire.
Fire crews responded to a report of a fire last Tuesday and then made a gruesome discovery once they got inside the smokey unit. Investigators say they think the children, who were three years old, were already dead from stabinjuries before the fire was set.
Their mother also suffered self-inflicted stab wounds. She was taken to a John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and was taken to surgery for her injuries.
Neighbors at the complex said the family has only lived there a short time. They did not know anything about a father or what could have motivated such an act.
Police said they were not able to talk to the mother before she went in to surgery, so a motive is unknown as of Wednesday morning. Police said that the mom is 28 years old and recently moved to Fairfield for a job. She suffered several stab wounds to her body and was listed in critical condition but is expected to survive.