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Body of American found in suitcase in Bali

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 01:06

The body of a 62-year-old American woman has been found stuffed into a suitcase on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. The victim's daughter and her boyfriend have been arrested. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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The body of Sheila Von Wiese Mack was found stuffed inside a suitcase on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali. Police say the killing took place on Tuesday. The victim's 19-year-old daughter Heather Louise Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer -- seen here -- have been arrested. Forensic investigators say the victim suffered severe blunt force injuries. (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) SANGLAH HOSPITAL FORENSIC DOCTOR, IDA BAGUS PUTU ALIT, SAYING: "From the existing wound we found that the victim was hit by a blunt object on her face and head." The suitcase containing the 62 year old's body was found in the trunk of a taxi at the high-end St. Regis hotel. Police say her daughter and Schaefer left the suitcase in the taxi and went to check out -- but didn't return after two hours. The young couple was apprehended Wednesday at a nearby budget hotel after a day-long police chase.

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Body of American found in suitcase in Bali

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 01:06