August 13, 2014 11:22 am
Updated: August 13, 2014 11:34 am

Body of American woman found in suitcase on Indonesia’s Bali island


ABOVE: Indonesian police were questioning on Wednesday the daughter and boyfriend of an American woman found dead in a suitcase in the resort area of Bali

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

Sheila von Wiese Mack’s body was found Tuesday inside the trunk of a taxi parked in front of an upscale hotel in Bali’s Nusa Dua area.

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

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

He says CCTV footage shows the victim had an argument with Schaefer on Monday in the hotel’s lobby.

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