A woman was found dead in her home after giving birth to triplets. She may not have known she was pregnant.

A Connecticut woman who was pregnant with triplets but apparently hid her condition was found dead after giving birth in her home to the full-term babies, who also didn't survive, officials said Wednesday.

Shelton police detective Ben Trabka said he believes 26-year-old Victoria Hope denied being pregnant and instead gave medical reasons "why she had put on weight."

It wasn't clear whether the woman knew she was carrying triplets before giving birth Tuesday. Her husband, William Hope, acknowledged Wednesday that his wife was "big" and said he doesn't know why she died.

"That's going to be the question we'll never have an answer for," he said.

The woman's mother found her daughter and the triplets and called police, authorities said. The woman and babies were dead when police arrived; officers and emergency medical workers told The Connecticut Post that it appeared the triplets were carried to full term.

Frances Hope, who with her husband lived with their daughter and her family, said she suspected her daughter was pregnant but did not know for sure. She said she did not know how far along her daughter was in her pregnancy.

Foul play is not suspected, Trabka said. William and Victoria Hope also have a 6-year-old son, as well as a 2-year-old daughter, who was at home in a crib when the woman died, he said.

An autopsy may be completed Wednesday, the state medical examiner's office said.