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12/05/2019 19:17 BST | Updated 12/05/2019 19:22 BST

Germany: Three Hotel Guests Found Dead With Crossbow Bolts In Their Bodies In Bavaria

Mystery surrounds deaths of 53-year-old man and two women aged 33 and 30.

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German police are investigating the baffling deaths of three people found in a room of the Bavarian hotel with crossbow bolts in their bodies.

German police are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found with crossbow bolts in them in a hotel room in Bavaria.

German 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.

Police said the three victims, who were found on Saturday, were a 53-year-old man and two women aged 33 and 30, all of them German citizens.

They said it is not clear what their relationship was, what happened inside the hotel room or how exactly the three died.

There was no evidence to suggest that another person was involved in the deaths, DPA reported. Prosecutors have ordered an autopsy.

The Passauer Neue Presse newspaper reported the bodies were discovered by a maid coming to clean the rooms.

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