Global

Three bodies found impaled with crossbow bolts in German hotel room

Three bodies found impaled with crossbow bolts in German hotel room

Two women and a man have been found dead with crossbow-bolt wounds at a Bavarian bed and breakfast, in a case that has so far confounded police.

Three people have been found dead, impaled with crossbow bolts, at a picturesque riverside hotel in Germany.

Hotel staff in Passau had on Saturday discovered the three dead Germans in their room around noon alongside two crossbows.

Prosecutors have ordered a post-mortem, police said Sunday.

The unnamed hotel on the banks of the river Ilz in Passau, southern Germany, where three bodies were found.

Police have seized the crossbows as evidence.

The man and the older woman were lying together in bed, while the younger woman was lying on the floor.

More news: China vows to counter USA tariffs

A hotel manager told the Daily Beast that the trio arrived late on Friday night local time, in a white ute after battling through driving rain.

The bodies of a 53-year-old German man and two German women, aged 33 and 30 were discovered, according to Passau Police.

"Further details and identities of the two women are still unknown - possible connections to the dead found in Passau are now the subject of investigations", added police in a statement.

"It was a unusual group", a guest recalled, according to the newspaper Bild.

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.

On arrival on Friday evening they simply wished other guests a "good evening", then went upstairs to their second-floor room with bottles of water and Coca-Cola, said the guest, quoted by Merkur.

According to the German Shooting Sport and Archery Federation, there are no restrictions on anyone over the age of 18 acquiring a crossbow in Germany.


  • Liverpool beats Wolves, misses out on Premier League title

    Liverpool beats Wolves, misses out on Premier League title

    He said: "This title race between City and Liverpool was wonderful for the competition and everyone who loves the game". Fans were celebrating in the Anfield stands as news filtered through of a goal from Brighton, but it was a false alarm.
    Seriously look at breaking up Facebook: Kamala Harris

    Seriously look at breaking up Facebook: Kamala Harris

    Facebook's board works more like an advisory committee than an overseer, because Mark controls around 60 percent of voting shares. What that means is that the chatting app will no longer operate on all mobile phones running on Windows operating system.
    Drake Trolls Joel Embiid While The Raptors Blow Out The Sixers

    Drake Trolls Joel Embiid While The Raptors Blow Out The Sixers

    He has been ill, and played Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors after having been diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection. To his credit, Embiid took the high road when the Scotiabank Arena crowd antics were raised in his post-game news conference.
  • Hollywood legend Doris Day has died at the age of 97

    Hollywood legend Doris Day has died at the age of 97

    Day made her last film in 1968 and transitioned to television, where she starred in The Doris Day Show , which ran until 1973. Of German parentage, the actress was born Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 3, 1922.
    Julian Assange Rape Case Reopened; WikiLeaks: Here Are 'The Facts'

    Julian Assange Rape Case Reopened; WikiLeaks: Here Are 'The Facts'

    Three weeks later, Assange was sentenced to almost 12 months in prison for breaching England's Bail Act. The statute of limitations on that case doesn't expire until 17 August 2020.
    USA  expects every country to take back foreign fighters: Pompeo

    USA expects every country to take back foreign fighters: Pompeo

    Wednesday marks a year since the Trump administration pulled the US out of the nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers. European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal but rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran.
  • USS Arlington heads to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate

    USS Arlington heads to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate

    Iranian TV channels showed protesters marching after Friday prayers in Tehran and said similar marches had been held across Iran. On Friday, a defence official reiterated that the Iranian threat "is still real and credible and we're taking it seriously".
    Brexit: EU elections will go ahead, government confirms

    Brexit: EU elections will go ahead, government confirms

    The left-of-center party favors leaving the European Union on its own terms but opposes the Conservative government's Brexit deal. If their talks fail, May has pledged to allow the parliament to decide on a new strategy in a series of votes.
    Trump Reacts to Senate Subpoena for Son Donald Trump Jr

    Trump Reacts to Senate Subpoena for Son Donald Trump Jr

    Trump Jr. had appeared before the panel previously to answer questions from committee staff, according to congressional sources. Trump also said he had already testified for a "massive amount of time".
  • 'Innocent, cheerful, caring': readers' tribute to Doris Day

    'Innocent, cheerful, caring': readers' tribute to Doris Day

    You can nearly hear Day swoon in this romantic cover of the Frank Sinatra standard, recorded in 1962 with pianist Andre Previn. Doris Day , an actress and singer whose career and activism endured from the 1930s, has died , according to multiple sources.
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome Baby No. 4 Via Surrogate

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome Baby No. 4 Via Surrogate

    Jenner was shocked and said, "No!" Ellen gifted her scrubs, just in case she has to help deliver her next grandchild. The stars are also parents to two daughters, North , five, and one-year-old Chicago , and three-year-old son Saint .
    Google launches 53 new 'gender ambiguous' emoji

    Google launches 53 new 'gender ambiguous' emoji

    A spokesperson for Google said the emoji are now available on Android Q Beta for any of the phone models listed here . A new dark mode will be included for people who dislike seeing the bright white light of the background.