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.
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.
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.
Following a wide-scale police search, the 19-year-old was found sleeping with her boyfriend in a nearby hotel, north of where the bag was found.
The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta released a statement, saying it is "aware of the death of an American citizen that took place in Bali and we understand that two individuals have been arrested in connection with the case."
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