The daughter of the U.S. tourist who was killed and had her body stuffed into a suitcase and loaded into a taxi in Bali has been charged with her mother’s murder, along with her boyfriend.
Heather Louis Mack, 19, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, are accused of killing 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, of Oak Park, Illinois. If found guilty, the pair potentially face a penalty death by firing squad under Indonesian law, according to NBC News.
2. Sheila von Wiese-Mack’s blood can be seen smeared on the front of the suitcase that was found in the back of a taxi outside the luxury St. Regis hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali.
The 62-year-old from Chicago was found inside the suitcase on Monday, with police arresting her daughter and boyfriend who were holidaying with the mother at the five-star hotel.
According to reports, she was found half-naked with several wounds to her body, which was stuffed into the hard-cased bag.
A local police chief, Djoko Hari Utomo, told reporters the woman and her daughter Heather Mack, 19, had been staying at the hotel for several days before Heather’s boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, had joined them.
3. Local police report that Heather Mack was seen on hotel cameras arguing with Schaefer on Monday evening and the next day allegedly sent the suitcase among baggage into an awaiting taxi.
After waiting for an hour for the couple, the taxi driver opened the boot to find blood dripping out of the seams and seeping through a hotel sheet that had been wrapping the baggage.
“This is murder, and we will decide from our investigation whether it is premeditated or spontaneous,” said Utomo.