The investigation into the mysterious crossbow case continues. The apartment of the 53 year-old killed in Passau has been searched by officials.

As the prosecutor in Hildesheim announced, the man from Rhineland-Palatinate was an acquaintance of the two women found dead in Lower Saxony. The search had been ordered to find more evidence for it. Numerous pieces of evidence have been secured.

On Saturday employees of a pension in Passau had found the 53-year-old and two 33 and 30-year-old women dead. The 53-year-old and the 33-year-old woman were registered in the Rhineland-Palatinate borod in the district Westerwald. It all points to the fact that the 30-year-old first shot the other two and then himself. There is still no evidence that a fourth person could have been involved in the event, said a spokesman for the prosecutor's office Passau.

The autopsy of the bodies from Passau showed that the 53-year-old man and the 33-year-old woman, who lay hand in hand in a bed, were each shot to the heart. The 30-year-old, lying in the room on the floor, was shot dead in the throat. Investigators assume killing on request or suicide.

On Monday, the bodies of the 35-year-old woman's wife and a 19-year-old were discovered in the apartment of the 30-year-olds in Wittingen (Lower Saxony). The cause for the death of the two women in Wittingen was further unclear, it was said. According to the current state of investigation, no previously unknown third person is involved in the event.

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