Things are spiraling even more for the Chicago couple charged with murdering the woman’s mother. The woman was found dead and stuffed in a suitcase at an upscale Bali hotel. Her daughter, 19 year-old, Heather Mack and her 21 year-old boyfriend, Tommy Shaefer were later taken into custody after police found the luggage in a taxi parked outside of St. Regis Bali in Nusa Dua on Tuesday.
South Kuta Police Chief Comr. Gede Redastra told the Jakarta Post, “When we opened the suitcase we were really surprised as we found a dead body.”
Days before they were scheduled to check out, the couple carried the suitcase to a cab in front of the hotel and told the driver they had more bags – they then escaped through the backdoor of St. Regis. The driver waited for two hours before he noticed that the luggage had blood on it. He then drove it to the nearest police station.