Police in Austria say the bodies of at least three newborn children have been found in the community freezer of an apartment building.

Police arrested a 32-year-old woman, who they suspect is the mother of the infants, and her 38-year-old male partner. The bodies were found in the city of Graz some 200 kilometers south of Vienna.

Austrian state broadcasters and the local newspaper in Graz report the bodies were wrapped in a plastic bag and stuffed in a paint bucket. A man in the apartment building opened the freezer and made the gruesome discovery on Monday.

Police suspect the bodies may have been placed in the freezer as long as three years ago.

Some information for this report provided by AP.