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Body of Tourist Slain in Bali Returns to United States

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:38:31 +0000

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BALI, Indonesia) -- The body of a U.S. woman found stuffed inside a suitcase in Bali is back in Chicago, while her daughter and daughter’s boyfriend remain on the Indonesian island, accused of killing her.

Heather Mack, 18, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested on Aug. 13, one day after Sheila von Wiese-Mack’s body was found stuffed inside a silver suitcase. That suitcase was discovered in the trunk of a cab outside the upscale St. Regis Resort in Bali’s exclusive Nusa Dua district, where the relatives were vacationing.

Heather Mack, who says she’s two months pregnant, claims an armed gang killer her mother, and that she and Schafer managed to escape after being kidnapped by the same gang.

But investigators say surveillance video shows the mother and daughter arguing in the hours before she died. The daughter and her boyfriend later called for a taxi, placing several suitcases inside before checking out from the hotel, local police said.

The FBI is in Bali investigating.

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