A Free State mother and her two children, one of them a nine-month-old baby, were found murdered in their Botshabelo house by a neighbour, Free State police said on Monday.

Constable Consolation Mokoale said the bodies were discovered at noon on Sunday, when the neighbour became worried about not seeing the woman during the morning.

The neighbour found the shack's door open and was shocked to find the body of a 13-year-old girl in the kitchen.

The 39-year-old mother was found in the bedroom with the body of her nine-month-old baby boy the floor.

The police were called and on arrival they found the mother with several stab wounds to the chest and back.

The girl was strangled with an electric cord, while the baby`s neck was broken.

It was alleged that the woman was last seen with her boyfriend the night before.

Sapa