German 'crossbow murders': 5 bodies foundWednesday, 15 May 2019 13:32
"So far, everything points to murder on request. We do not think a fourth person is involved," the investigators said according to Het Nieuwsblad. "The woman on the floor probably first shot the couple and then herself. We have found three crossbows and two testaments in the room," they added.
The three victims have meanwhile been identified. The research showed that all three shared a fascination for the Middle Ages. The male victim ran a shop selling medieval weapons, he organised sword fights and engaged in alchemy. Just like the two women, he was also a member of several associations that organise medieval tournaments and jousting games.
One of them is the International Jousting League, founded by the Belgian Frederic Piraux. "I have heard the news through the media, but I have never seen them," he responded according to Het Nieuwsblad. "They had joined online, but never appeared at the tournaments. Even though I did not know them, this is very sad news," he said.
On Monday, two more bodies that could be linked to the murders were found in Bavaria. One victim was the girlfriend of one of the women who were found on Saturday, the second was a 19-year-old girl who lived with the two.
The bodies showed no signs of violence and no crossbows or other weapons were found. An autopsy will have to reveal the cause of death, but here suicide is assumed as well. Both women had been dead for several days, reported Het Nieuwsblad.
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