Body of US woman found in suitcase in Bali

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A US tourist’s battered body has been found in a suitcase at an exclusive hotel on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali.

The body of Sheila von Wiese Mack was found Tuesday stuffed into a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in front of the five-star St. Regis hotel in the upscale Nusa Dua resort area of Bali. 

Her daughter, Heather, 19, and her daughter’s boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, have been arrested over the killing, police said Wednesday. They were styaing with her.

The 62-year-old victim was half naked, had several wounds to her head, and appeared to have put up a struggle, a doctor said. 

Local police chief Djoko Hari Utomo said CCTV footage showed Mack arguing with Schaefer in the hotel lobby on Monday night, when he joined her and her daughter at the hotel. 

The next day, the couple  sent several suitcases down to a taxi, allegedly including the one that contained the victim, when they checked out. 

The body was discovered when the couple failed to show up at the waiting taxi, local police chief Djoko Hari Utomo said. They were seen on CCTV leaving the hotel via a stretch of beach at the back of the property, instead of the main entrance.

Police launched a hunt and the pair were found sleeping at a hotel in the tourist area of Legian, north of Nusa Dua, early Wednesday, Utomo told AFP. 

Source: AFP

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