American woman's body found in suitcase in Bali


B00Mer
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American woman's body found in suitcase in Bali



The body of a 62-year-old American woman has been found stuffed inside a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Police have arrested her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend in relation to the death.

Sheila von Wiese Mack's body was found on Tuesday inside the boot of a taxi parked in front of an upmarket hotel in Bali's Nusa Dua area.

Col Djoko Hari Utomo, police chief in Bali's capital, Denpasar, said Mack's 19-year-old daughter, Heather Mack, and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, were arrested Wednesday.

Utomo said the two had stayed in the same hotel as the victim and were believed to have placed the suitcase in the taxi.

CCTV footage showed the victim appearing to argue with Schaefer on Monday in the hotel's lobby.

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spaminator
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Police designate couple 'prisoners' after tourist killed in Bali
Trisha Sertori, Reuters
First posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 11:26 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014 11:39 AM EDT
DENPASAR, Indonesia - Indonesian police on Friday formally designated an American couple prisoners in connection with the death of a Chicago-based woman whose body was found in a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
No charges have been pressed over the murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose battered body was found by a taxi driver outside the St. Regis luxury hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Tuesday.
Her daughter, Heather Mack, 19, and boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested on Wednesday and detained as suspects.
Police designated the two prisoners after they were held for more than 48 hours, as is the practice in Indonesia, their lawyer said.
"According to the police, yes they will stand trial for murder but due process must be followed first," Haposan Sihombing, the couple's appointed Indonesian lawyer, told Reuters.
In contrast to most western legal systems, suspects are not formally charged with a crime until after an investigation is completed and a trial begins.
Police provided CCTV footage showing the couple speaking to the taxi driver after dropping off the bloodied suitcase along with other luggage outside the five-star St. Regis Hotel on Tuesday.
Police said the two left, apparently to check-out of the hotel, and never returned.
They were later arrested at a nearby budget hotel.
As part of their investigation, police were looking at the possibility of premeditated murder, a crime that carries the death sentence, a police spokesman, Hery Wiyanto, said earlier.
"Did they prepare the suitcase before the murder? Did they leave the room to prepare weapons? The investigation still has a long way to go," Wiyanto said.
Police said the investigation could take weeks.
On Thursday, police said they had run psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of the slain American woman, formerly an editor for famed oral historian Studs Terkel who later studied with Nobel literature laureate Saul Bellow at the University of Chicago.
An official at the hospital that conducted the autopsy said von Wiese-Mack had been repeatedly hit on the face and head with a blunt object.
Von Wiese-Mack had recently moved to a condominium in Chicago. Her husband, and Heather's father, classical music composer James Mack, died in 2006.
Heather Mack, the daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, gestures while in custody in a police station in Denpasar on August 14, 2014. (REUTERS/Putu Setia)

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B00Mer
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to the firing squad... no seriously

they have quick justice over there
 
damngrumpy
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They should be tried for incompetence if nothing else
 
spaminator
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FBI, Indonesian police probe death of woman found in bloodied suitcase
REUTERS
First posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 08:54 AM EDT | Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014 09:30 AM EDT
DENPASAR, Indonesia - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting Indonesian police in gathering evidence in the death of a Chicago-based woman whose body was found in a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali, local police said on Monday.
No charges have been pressed over the murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose battered body was found by a taxi driver outside the St. Regis luxury hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, last week.
Her daughter, Heather Mack, 19, and boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21 were arrested last Wednesday and detained as suspects.
"We are strengthening our investigation so we know what happened. The FBI has already come and is helping us," said Djoko Hariutomo, police chief for Bali's provincial capital Denpasar, told reporters.
On Monday, television broadcast images of Mack, dressed in a white hoodie, meeting with doctors and saying "bye" to the cameras as she walked past at the police station where she is being held.
As part of their investigation, police said they were looking at the possibility of premeditated murder, a crime that carries the death sentence. The investigation could take weeks.
The couple have hired a U.S. lawyer.
"The suspects are not cooperative at all and they remain quiet," said Haposan Sihombing, the couple's Indonesian lawyer.
"I hope they can tell their U.S. lawyer what happened ... and that the U.S. consulate general in Bali can explain to them how the (Indonesian) system works."
Only an Indonesian lawyer is permitted to present a case to a domestic court and since the incident occurred in Indonesia the suspects must face trial in the country. Extradition to have the case heard in the United States is highly unlikely, Sihombing said.
Also in contrast to most Western legal systems, suspects are not formally charged with a crime until after an investigation is completed and a trial begins.
Police last week provided CCTV footage showing the couple speaking to the taxi driver after dropping off the bloodied suitcase along with other luggage outside the hotel.
Police said the two left, apparently to check-out of the hotel, and never returned.
They were later arrested at a nearby budget hotel.
An official at the hospital that conducted the autopsy said von Wiese-Mack had been repeatedly hit on the face and head with a blunt object.
Police examine the suitcase in which the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found, at a police station in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali Aug. 12, 2014. REUTERS/Komang Ernii

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