An inquest has been opened into the death of an Aylesbury man who was shot with a crossbow.
Darrell Farnham, 44, was found dead at his Belgrave Road home on Sunday night.
Beaconsfield coroner’s court heard how Mr Farnham was shot with a metal bolt from a crossbow in the chest.
Detective sergeant Steven Ring said: “The first cause of death is one by haemorrhaging due to a significant puncture wound to the chest.”
Mr Farnham, who was not married, was originally from Barking in Essex.
Coroner Richard Hulett adjourned the inquest indefinitely, pending the outcome of ongoing police investigations.
Mr Hulett said: “I will wait to see how that develops.”
Two people arrested in connection with Mr Farnham’s death, a 40-year-old man from Aylesbury and a 37-year-old woman, also from the area, have both been released on bail until Friday.
Police are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.