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Posted on 08/13/2014 10:42:11 AM PDT by Steelfish
August 13, 2014 American Woman's Body Found In Suitcase In Indonesia
BALI, Indonesia -- The body of a 62-year-old suburban Chicago woman was found stuffed inside a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, and authorities on Wednesday arrested her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend in connection to the death, police said.
The suitcase containing Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found Tuesday inside the trunk of a taxi parked in front of the St. Regis Bali Resort in the island's upscale Nusa Dua area, said Col. Djoko Hari Utomo, the police chief in Bali's capital, Denpasar.
Heather Mack, 19, (left) and Tommy Schaefer, 21, (right) are escorted by police officers during a in investigation into the death of Mack's mother on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.Von Wiese-Mack's 19-year-old daughter, Heather Mack, and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, were arrested Wednesday morning at a hotel in Bali's Kuta area, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) away, Utomo said.
Both were being questioned but were refusing to talk until being joined by attorneys, he said.
The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta confirmed that von Wiese-Mack's body had been found, but did not give details.
Utomo said that Mack and Schaefer had hired the taxi and then placed the suitcase inside the car's trunk. The two then told the taxi driver that they were going to check out of the hotel and would return, he said, citing the driver, I Ketut Wirjana.
However, after two hours, Mack and Schaefer had not reappeared, Utomo said. Hotel security guards found blood spots on the suitcase, and suggested that Wirjana drive the taxi to the police station. Officers at the station opened the suitcase and discovered the body.
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“She was lost, and now she’s found!”
Frankly, I’m mildly happier that it was a messed up family crime than some anti-western Muslim/Bali zealot. I’d like to visit Bali someday when the natives are quiet.
They should claim the airline gave them the wrong luggage.
With all the extra luggage fees it might have been cheaper just to buy her a seat.
Weekend at Granny’s
“CCTV footage shows that the victim had an argument with Schaefer on Monday in the hotel’s lobby”
Uh oh, that’s not good.
Also, pic of the suitcase at the article is a bit graphic and appears not to be very large at all, she must have been very petite.
If you don’t say it, I will: carrion luggage.
Pretty stupid to commit murder in a foreign land, unless it’s one of the Scandinavian countries.
Admittedly, it was right there.
“An autopsy on von Wiese-Mack’s body, conducted at a hospital in Denpasar, revealed the victim suffered several blunt force trauma injuries to her head”
Well, that explains all the blood on the suitcase.
Despite that one bombing, Bali is generally safe.
So they could off Mack Momma...but not Mack Daddy?
Maybe they were out of suitcases.
Must be an American Tourister thing....................
What was the name of that lefty guy who killed his girlfriend and put her in a trunk for five years, then fled to Europe, where, when news of his crime became public, he was celebrated as a hero?
“What was the name of that lefty guy who killed his girlfriend and put her in a trunk for five years, then fled to Europe, where, when news of his crime became public, he was celebrated as a hero?”
Ira Einhorn, the co-founder of Earth Day.
I think you will find Bali to be a heck of a lot safer than most US cities. It’s a lovely place, I’ve been there many times and always enjoyed it and never felt threatened at all, beautiful friendly people. Get out of your comfort zone and give it a visit, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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