Indonesian police officers escort Tommy Schaefer, center, covering his face, to a hospital for medical check Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The body of the 62-year-old American woman Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found stuffed inside a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, and authorities on Wednesday arrested her daughter Heather Mack and her daughter’s boyfriend Schaefer in relation to the death, police said. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday.
Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.
“Schaefer confessed to killing von Wiese-Mack during police interrogation,” police chief Col. Djoko Heru Utomo told The Associated Press. “He was hurt and offended by the victim’s words in an argument with him. That is the motive for the murder.”