Was it murder?
By Stephanie Pain ÖTZI didn’t die of cold or after a fall—he was shot in the back with an arrow, Italian researchers think. But only an autopsy will show if they’re right. The iceman’s frozen body was found high in the Alps a decade ago. The latest X-rays and CT scans show what looks like a flint arrowhead in the left shoulder of the 5300-year-old corpse, says Paul Gostner, head of radiology at Bolzano General Hospital. The arrow stopped just short of the lung but would have hit several major blood vessels,