The man killed in a crossbow murder-suicide pact in Germany is believed to have led a cultish group devoted to medieval folklore and treated the women around him like slaves, reports say.
The bodies of Torsten W and two women were found in a hotel room in Bavaria on Saturday, alongside three crossbows.
The deaths were linked to two more deaths in Germany on Monday.
Torsten W appeared to have controlled the women like an oppressive sect leader, German media reports.
The alleged cult-like leader, 53, and woman, Kerstin E, 33, were found in bed, hand in hand, impaled with arrows from the modern crossbow.
Farina C, 30, who had been hit in the neck with an arrow, was lying on the floor.
The three had checked in on Friday evening, for three nights without breakfast, and the bodies were found by a room maid.
Two wills were found in the room were linked to Torsten W and…