Mystery over three bodies found shot by crossbow in hotel room

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The investigators are trying to learn more about the connection between the three victims, examining evidence found in the room and a vehicle parked at the resort with stickers and plaques indicating that it could have belonged to an archer or hunter.

German police are investigating the deaths of three people who were found in a hotel impaled by crossbow bolts. According to local newspaper Passaauer Neue Presse, a police spokesperson said the women were not the man's daughters.

"We assume that no other people were involved in the deaths", Gaisbauer said, adding that autopsy results were expected on Tuesday.

News agency DPA reported on Sunday that employees of a hotel in the town of Passau found the bodies and two crossbows in the room.

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All three victims were from the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Lower Saxony.

The 53-year-old man and the 33-year-old woman were from Rhineland-Palatinate state in south-central Germany while the 30-year-old was from Mecklenburg West Pomerania in north-eastern Germany. Police didn't release further details on the identities of the three.

The guesthouse which stands near the Ilz river surrounded by trees in Passau, Bavaria, where two women and a man were found dead on Saturday. Police said Monday they had found a third, unused crossbow inside a bag.

Crossbows can be purchased legally in Germany by anyone over 18.

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