Germany: 2 more bodies found in mysterious crossbow deaths case

After three people were found dead in a hotel room accompanied by two crossbows, now two further corpses have been discovered, at the home of one of the first victims in Passau, Germany

Germany: 2 more bodies found in mysterious crossbow deaths case


German police said on Monday they had found the corpses of two women in an apartment belonging to one of three people found dead, pierced by crossbow bolts, on Saturday in a guesthouse in the southern city of Passau.

A spokesman for state prosecutors in Passau said the two dead women were found in the town of Wittingen in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony. One of the victims in the Passau deaths, a 30-year-old woman, lived in Wittingen, according to prosecutors.

The identity of the women found in Wittingen and any possible connection to the events in Passau have still to be established, police said.

The mystery began on Saturday when an employee in the guesthouse in Passau found three guests — a 53-year-old man, a 33-year-old woman and a 30-year-old woman — dead in a room with crossbow bolts in their bodies. The 53-year-old was lying on a bed hand in hand with the 33-year-old, while the 30-year-old was discovered on the floor.

Investigators initially found two crossbows and later another one in a bag. Preliminary investigations discovered no indications of the involvement of anybody else in the deaths.

It also remains unclear how the dead people knew each other. Both the 53-year-old and the 33-year-old came from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, according to prosecutors. Results of an autopsy are to be made known on Tuesday.

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