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Mysterious death scene in guesthouse baffles Bavaria police

Three bodies and two crossbows were discovered in a hotel room in the southern city of Passau. Other guests said they neither heard nor saw anything suspicious.

Police in the German city of Passau on the Austrian border found three bodies with arrows in them and two crossbows while they searched a guesthouse room on the banks of the Ilz river on Saturday.

In statement, police said the dead were two women, aged 30 and 33, and a 54-year-old man.

The three had all checked in to the guesthouse on Friday. The authorities have not confirmed how or if the trio knew each other, but they did say that they came from the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Lower Saxony.

They were discovered around noon on Saturday by a maid coming to clean the rooms.

Another guest told the Passauer Neue Presse daily that it was a "completely quiet night," and that she hadn't seen anything suspicious.

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

By Saturday evening, the police announced that there was no more evidence to find in the establishment and the guesthouse reopened for business.

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