Mysterious Crossbow Deaths Shake Idyllic Hotel in Germany's Bavaria

Mysterious Crossbow Deaths Shake Idyllic Hotel in Germany's Bavaria

Mysterious Crossbow Deaths Shake Idyllic Hotel in Germany's Bavaria

Three people who were shot with crossbow bolts have been found dead inside a hotel room in Germany.

German news agency DPA reported Sunday that employees of a hotel in the town of Passau found the bodies and two crossbows in the room. They said in a statement that they are investigating possible links to the three people found dead in Passau, near the Austrian border, on Saturday.

They were met with a freaky and horrifying scene - a 54-year-old man and two women, aged 30 and 33, dead with crossbow bolts through their mid-sections and two crossbows lying on the floor.

Police said they didn't immediately have details of the identity of the women found in a search of the apartment in Wittingen, in northern Germany, and what happened to them.

Prosecutors have ordered an autopsy.

Two crossbows were found Saturday.

While investigators reportedly do not suspect that a fourth person was involved and believe that the incident may have been suicide, the precise chain of the events that led to the deaths still needs to be established, according to Lower Bavaria's Police Chief Josef Eckl.

But a guest who was staying there the night in question told Passauer Neue Presse: 'It was a completely quiet night'.

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

The hotel has reopened for business after police announced there was no more evidence to find.

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