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Five Dead In Crossbow Murder Mystery Gripping Germany

Police in Germany are investigating a series of deaths in Bavaria, after three people were found pierced with crossbow bolts.

Three people -- a man aged 53 and two women aged 33 and 30 -- were found dead in a rural Bavarian hotel room on Saturday, all impaled by crossbow bolts.

Multiple outlets reported a hotel worker first made the grisly discovery, finding the three bodies and two crossbows in the hotel room in Passau, near the Austrian border, on Saturday morning local time.

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

In a search of the 30-year-old's home in Wittingen, Lower Saxony on Monday, police found the remains of two more women.

While police did not immediately have details of the women's identities and how they died, they are investigating possible links to the original victims.

Forensics arrive at the crime scene in Wittingen where two bodies were found. PHOTO: AAP

Bavarian police spokesman Stefan Gaisbauer said there is currently no evidence to suggest anyone other than those found dead were involved.

"We assume that no other people were involved in the deaths of the three," he said.

Autopsy results are expected on Tuesday local time.