Crossbow killings: German police find two more bodies 600km from initial deaths

Erika Holt
May 15, 2019

On Saturday, a 53-year - old man and two 30-and 33-year-old women by arrows, pierced and dead in a Guesthouse in Passau had been found.

As a press spokesman for the police said Gifhorn the star, wanted to notify police, members of one of the dead women of Passau, and clashed on Monday morning in the Wittinger apartment with two female bodies.

The bare facts of the narrative have been established.

Hotel staff discovered the bodies in a room alongside two crossbows, the German news agency DPA reported. The man and 33-year-old woman were found lying together in bed, while the younger woman was found lying on the floor.

"In the bodies of the dead were arrows, which are probably related to the found crossbows". The dead women were discovered in the apartment of one of the three Passau victims in Wittingen in the district of Gifhorn, said a spokesman for the Prosecutor's office in Passau.

The hotel is on the banks of the Ilz river, on the edge of the Bavarian city of Passau near the Austrian border.

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German newspaper Merkur claim that she is the sister of one of the women killed in Wittingen.

Police said they did not immediately have details of the identity of the women found in a search of the flat in Wittingen, in northern Germany, or what had happened to them.

A hotel guest said the man had a long white beard and the women were dressed in black, and described them as "strange".

Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths and post-mortem examinations have been ordered.

The innkeeper told the paper that they hadn't booked breakfast but they had planned to stay for three nights.

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

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