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More deaths linked to crossbow mystery

More deaths linked to crossbow mystery

German police said on Monday they had found the corpses of two women in an apartment belonging to one of three people found dead, pierced by crossbow bolts, on Saturday in a guesthouse in the southern city of Passau.

Two other deaths, within the northern German teach of Saxony, are nearly definitely linked, police said Monday.

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

Police made the latest discovery of two female bodies when they went to the home of one of the women discovered dead in the hotel room in Passau.

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.

Police are still investigating the relationship between the trio. The man and the older woman are from the village of Berod in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in southwestern Germany, while the younger woman was last registered as living in Wittingen.

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They are investigating possible links to the three people found dead at the hotel Passau, almost 700 kilometres away near the Austrian border, on Saturday.

"In the bodies of the dead were arrows, which are probably related to the found crossbows".

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.

"There is now no indication of the possible participation of other persons" Passau police wrote in a statement released on Monday. Yet it unclear what precisely came about within the woodland inn.

Two women, believed to be aged around 30, were discovered in an apartment in Wittingen, northern Germany.

"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.