Authorities have found a few dead people in southern Germany with arrows sticking in their bodies on May 11.
Staff working for a guest house made the grisly discovery of three bodies of a man, 54, and two women, 33 and 30, and two crossbows at their Bavarian establishment.
A chambermaid cleaning rooms in a Bavarian bed & breakfast in the southern German city of Passau found three dead people impaled on long arrows in one of the rooms on Saturday around noon https://t.co/mD775Q8dha
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The deceased, who police say are all German citizens, are believed to have rented the room on May 10.
It is not clear what their relationship is or what happened https://t.co/z1gb272ig0
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Prosecutors have ordered a post-mortem, police said on May 12, according to German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA).
“There is no evidence so far that anyone else was involved in the killings, and the relationship between the deceased is still unclear,” the report said.
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3 mysteriously killed by crossbow bolts at quiet German hotel https://t.co/9YDF8qDp9O
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Road Rage Incident
The investigation comes just days after a Virginia man was found guilty on May 1 of shooting a crossbow at a vehicle during a road rage incident.
Glen McNeal Grubb was acquitted of trying to murder the driver of the other vehicle, but the jury in Pulaski still wants to send him to prison for six years.
The Roanoke Times reported that authorities had claimed Grubb chased a Ford F-150 in his fiancee’s Pontiac Grand Am early 2018. Her two daughters, then ages 4 and 6, were riding on the back seat.
Authorities said the cars raced each other down twisting, narrow roads before Grubb fired the crossbow out his window while his vehicle was moving.
The arrow struck the metal just to the left of the Ford pickup’s rear cab window.
A judge is expected to hand down the sentence in August.
Cat Shot By Crossbow
Animals have also fallen victim to crossbow attacks, with a New Jersey cat suffering from a shot on May 6.
Howell Police discovered an arrow had pierced the cat’s skin shortly after 6:15 p.m. local time. Officers believe the arrow was fired from a small hand-held crossbow.
Officers took the animal to a nearby veterinary hospital where the cat had surgery to remove the arrow.
The animal is expected to make a full recovery, authorities said on May 10.
Meanwhile, New Hampshire Police are trying to find the person who fired an arrow at a 10-month-old kitten on April 30.
Laconia Resident Liz Carmignani said her black and white kitten named Wolfie was due for surgery on May 2 after her kitten’s right rear leg was pierced and seriously injured.
Carmignani claims some of Wolfie’s bones have been shattered. The arrow struck the kitten near home.
Police Chief Matt Canfield told the Laconia Daily Sun the kitten was shot with a Mossy Oak arrow, which is typically used with compound bows and crossbows.
The suspect could be charged with animal cruelty.
Associated Press contributed to this report.