Published: Tue, May 14, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Bodies Found at Home of Woman in German Crossbow Case

Bodies Found at Home of Woman in German Crossbow Case

A maid discovered the bodies and two crossbows in a triple room shortly before midday on Saturday.

Three people have been found dead, impaled with crossbow bolts, at a picturesque riverside hotel in Germany. Both the 53-year-old and the 33-year-old came from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, according to prosecutors.

German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a Bavarian hotel have found two more female bodies in a flat 400 miles away.

Their bodies were found at the hotel on Saturday morning by an employee who opened the door to their three-bed room when they did not respond to repeated knocking.

At this time, authorities said there was no initial suggestion anyone else was involved.

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Another guest told Frankfurter Allgemeine it was like a "bad thriller", adding: 'Imagine being the maid and discovering the bodies'.

The 30-year-old woman - found in a pool of blood on the floor with an arrow through her chest - is reportedly the sister of one of the Wittingen women. Results of an autopsy are to be made known on Tuesday.

"At the moment there are no details about their identities or how and when they died", a spokesperson for the Gifthorn Police, who have taken over the investigation, told ABC News.

The latest macabre finds were uncovered in the north German town of Wittingen, while detectives probed the mysterious deaths of a man and two women discovered over the weekend in the Bavarian town of Passau, close to the Austrian border. The second woman was found in a pool of blood on the floor. Police said Monday they had found a third, unused crossbow inside a bag.

Crossbows can be purchased legally in Germany by all people aged 18 or older.

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