Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Bali Holiday Gone Terribly Wrong
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Bali Holiday Gone Terribly Wrong

Police Holiding American Teen and Boyfriend in Killing of 62-Year-Old Chicago Socialite in South Bali Hotel


(8/17/2014)

Bali Police have arrested two young Americans at a Kuta area hotel on the suspicion of killing the young woman’s mother and stuffing her body in a suitcase.

Click Image to Enlarge


In police custody are Heather Lois Mack (19) and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer (21) who police believe killed Sheila Von Wiese Mack (62) on Tuesday, August 12, 2014,  in a room at a luxury hotel in South Bali.
The young Americans, believed to be a couple, are refusing the speak to speak to police without their lawyer present.

Police theorize that Von Wiese Mack was killed on Monday night or early on Tuesday morning following an altercation with her daughter and her boyfriend. Some reports indicate the daughter argued with her mother wwho refused to pay the accommodation costs of the boyfriend.

The murder came to the attention of the police when Schaefer and the younger Mack brought a number of suitcases, one containing the body of Mrs. Von Wiese Mack, through the lobby of the hotel and placed them in a waiting taxi. The couple reportedly refused offers of assistance with the luggage form the Hotel's staff.

The couple ostensibly returned to their room in the hotel,  leaving the taxi and luggage waiting for more than two hours. When the taxi driver eventually complained, hotel security alerted police who discovered the grisly contents of the largest suitcase..

A review of CCTV footage showed the couple leaving the property via the beach after leaving the luggage with the unsuspecting taxi driver. Other footage shows an eatlier argument between the couple and the murdered woman in the lobby area on the Monday evening.

Meanwhile, hotel staff reported a loud argument coming from one of the two rooms rented by the three Americans. The two women, sharing a single room at the hotel, had checked into the resort on Saturday. Schaefer checked in the following Monday.

Preliminary forensic examination of the woman’s body showed evidence of blunt force trauma and a struggle, suggesting resistance to an attack that led to her death.

Police traced the couple to a Kuta area hotel and arrested them on the morning after the day the woman's bodyt was discovered.

The Chicago Tribune identify the deceased woman was the wife of the late James L. Mack, a well-known conductor, composed and music producer, who died in 2006 while on a holiday in Greece.

Thee young couple told police of being taken captive at the Resort by an armed gang that they claimed killed the elder Mack. This story, however, does not gel with reports from hotel staff, CCTV evidence, the couple’s role in concealing and moving the woman’s corpse to a waiting taxi, and their moving to another hotel in Bali.

Bali police have ordered drug and psychiatric review of the two young Americans, while the daughter has engaged a U.S. Lawyer to help counsel he in the case.

The Chicago Tribune said the woman lived in a luxury Chicago Lake Shore Drive Apartment and had once worked for the late Senator Ted Kennedy, as an editor for Studs Terkel and studied with author Saul Bellow.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
We Get More Mail!
Folly has its Price. Spirited Comments of Disaffection Continue to Flow in About Bali’s Newly Renovated Airport
(10/20/2014)
Who Owns Bali’s Heritage
Legality of Badung Regency Funding of Taman Ayun Questioned by Badung Legislator
(10/19/2014)
The Gods Must be Irritated
French Climber Evacuated From Upper Slopes of Mount Agung
(10/20/2014)
Sauvetage en Mer
Bali Lifesavers Show Their Skills at International Surf Rescue Games in France
(10/19/2014)
Chefs Al Fresco in Sanur Bali
Bali Culinary Professionals to Meet at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar on Saturday, October 25, 2014
(10/19/2014)
World Travel Agents to Meet in Bali
United Federation of Travel Agents to Meet in Bali November 16-19, 2014
(10/19/2014)
Travel May be Ebola’s Biggest Victim
Editorial: In the Unfolding Ebola Epidemic Crisis the Most Deadly Symptom May be Fear
(10/20/2014)
Human Charity – On the House
‘Together as One’ Fun Run Raises More than US$9.000 to Improve Housing for the Poor in Bali
(10/19/2014)
Passing Gas
Denpasar, Bali Mayor Joins Chorus Urging Port of Benoa Not be Used for LNG Depot
(10/19/2014)
Ignoring the Protests
Tirta Wahana Bali International to Go Ahead with Benoa Bay Reclamation Project
(10/19/2014)
Ease of Access
Indonesia Fails to Enforce Rules on Handicapped Access
(10/18/2014)
All [News]!