Two German medieval combat enthusiasts killed with crossbows were shot through the heart with arrows and a third fatally through the neck.
The three were found in a hotel room in Bavaria on Saturday, along with three modern crossbows. Two were used to fire the arrows.
A man and woman were in bed, hand in hand, impaled with arrows. A woman hit in the neck was lying on the floor.
The deaths, near Passau, were linked to two more deaths in north Germany.