Indonesian police investigating the death of a Chicago woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase say the woman’s daughter told them her boyfriend killed her mother after she used a racial slur against him.
The attorney for an Oak Park man accused of killing his girlfriend’s mother in Indonesia has disputed a report by police in Bali that his client confessed to the murder.
A 19-year-old Chicago woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend have confessed to killing the woman’s mother in Bali.
Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman’s mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island said Thursday the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms, but that a motive for the crime has not been established.
Haposan Sihombing, an Indonesian lawyer assigned by Bali police, said Heather Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are still refusing to talk to investigators.
As authorities in Indonesia investigate the asphyxiation death of a Chicago woman whose body was stuffed in a suitcase in Bali, a picture has begun emerging of a long history of bad blood between her and her daughter, who has been arrested in her death.
The body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found inside a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi in front of the upscale St. Regis Bali Resort in the island’s exclusive Nusa Dua section.
The lawyer for Heather Mack says he has serious concerns about his client’s health, after speaking with her by phone several times during the night.
Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer were arrested Tuesday, after a taxi driver found the body of 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack inside a bloody suitcase the couple allegedly left in his cab.
A Chicago attorney said Thursday he’s been hired by a 19-year-old woman who was arrested in Indonesia this week, after her mother’s body was found stuffed inside a suitcase, and he said his client was not involved in her mother’s death.
Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found stuffed in a suitcase, dead from blunt force trauma, outside an upscale resort in Indonesia. Her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend have been arrested after they allegedly left the suitcase in the trunk of a taxi.