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GUILTY Bali - Sheila von Wiese Mack, 62, found dead in suitcase, 12 Aug 2014 #2

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  1. zwiebel

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    'An American tourist's battered body has been found in a suitcase at an exclusive hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and her daughter and daughter's boyfriend have been arrested over the killing, police said.

    The body of Sheila von Wiese Mack was found on Tuesday stuffed into a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in front of the five-star St Regis hotel in the upscale Nusa Dua resort area of Bali.'

    The 62 - year-old victim had been staying in the exclusive hotel with her daughter, Heather, 19, and her daughter's boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21. She was found half naked and investigators say she had put up such a fierce struggle, she had broken her left hand.

    The US Embassy in Jakarta says it is aware of the arrests. There doesn't seem to be any information about where in the US the three are from.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-...e-mack-body-found-in-suitcase-on-bali/5668728

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  2. LambChop

    LambChop Former Member

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    Please continue posting here....
     
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    Kamille Shine bright like a diamond

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    Ah yes, Joran. I'm sure his money will get him back to his "hotel" prison soon. The Director will probably be moved instead. Thanks for the link, I posted it in his thread...

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...fesses-and-receives-28-YEARS-1-14-2012/page19
     
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    How is the Chicago atty going to pay this new atty he is supposedly looking for? I assume the new story (if there is one) will need a retainer, etc, since he won't be the police appointed atty. I assume HM has no money.
     
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    I would hope Heather's baby goes to Sheila's side of family, they seem more put together & respectable(if it goes to any family at all). TS's obviously was not a good upbringing judging by him.
    I am guessing HM totally exaggerated to Tommy about much money she had. He facebooked about how he thought Tiger Wood's caddy must be a millionaire - before or on arriving in bali....he probably completely assumed Heather & Sheila were part of some multi-million fortune due to being a naive idiot too.

    I hope Joran dies painfully from his hungerstrike too....ugly woman hater
     
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    I'm bringing over this post via neesaki from the Breaking News Thread:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10897553

    :(


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  8. seattlechiquita

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    Wait, so she is pregnant? :snooty:
     
  9. tristessa

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    yep she is confirmed pregnant - but it's no big deal - it actually just makes it seem slightly more premeditated (even if it probably wasn't) as she is two months along. it's not a big big deal I guess because she's in Asia & you know all the things about people working in rice fields right up to giving birth & then carrying on as normal... She won't get to keep it for long either in a prison environment.

    I was wondering if Sheila used James Mack's death as an excuse for Heather's bad behaviour and was too lenient to her from that.

    The man was 76 when Heather was 10/11 - it isn't like he would be able to do much to control her as a teenager either - he would be way more frail than Sheila. His death probably did affect HM a lot - but from the looks of things: Sheila definitely tried extra hard to make it up to her daughter - she probably told her family that it was the death that caused most of Heather's problems, because she was just trying to make them not to think of her daughter as a bad person....IDK?!

    I really wish we could know what Heather's friends think about her & what she's done now. The only thing I know is that someone who knew her had a FB status about how -he's scared to have kids after hearing about people in Chicago killing their family, - or something along those lines....some of her old friends liked that status - mostly sure he (& they)was thinking of Heather when he wrote it.
     
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    I can imagine her dad's passing affecting her a lot. Being daddy's princess myself I can relate to losing my collective sh... if my dad had passed while I was a teen, but this is BS. Unless a reputable psychiatrist can offer a reliable diagnosis, I think she suffers from being a horrible human being.
     
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    There's also been discussion of a fb comment by TS the boyfriend in regard to whether this was a premeditated plan. I don't think we can see his fb comments anymore, but I could swear the comment about "not coming backk" was in July around the same time the credit card was used for the Chicago hotel. Ah, I see Quester has the exact date. I'm bumping the below in the event it contains some clues.

    Quester found and made note of the date he made that comment.

    Mon, 7/21/14 &#8220;Leaving Aug 4th for Indonesia might not come backkkk&#8221; TS wrote on his FB page according to DailyMail.co.uk

    Two days later our dynamic duo were partying it up at the Conrad Hotel paid for with SWM's credit card ... unauthorized.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...dy-stuffed-suitcase-outside-5-star-hotel.html


    Also moving this over.
     
  13. Curious Me

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    'I refuse to let someone say what I can do':
    Teen posted cryptic message before mother's body found in suitcase


    http://www.9news.com.au/world/2014/...er-posted-cryptic-message#B6g4QP0Ge05dQgIK.99

    "On August 7, Mack's 19-year-old daughter Heather posted on Instagram a photo she presumably took from the window of their hotel, the five-star St. Regis, accompanied by the caption: "i refuse to let someone say what i can do, gettin (sic) money my attitude you know what it do #bali," the MailOnline reports."

    From the same article we find the couple's first version of what happened to her mother.
    "CNN reports that the couple told police they had been taken captive at the resort by an armed gang whose members killed Mack but they later managed to escape."

    BBM
     
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    I saw an article posted to TS's Facebook about his Mom and her pet duck. She seems like a nice lady and if the baby is her biological grandchild, I think she should be the one to take care of it if she would want to. It's unfair to judge her based on what her son did IMO. A "good upbringing" didn't do much for HM and there is nothing I've seen to indicate that TS did not have a "good upbringing". I've not seen that he was in any trouble with the law until he met HM.

    IMO, at this point she's supporting her son quietly and choosing not to get her 15 minutes via the media. I can respect that. If that changes I may rethink my opinion of her. Does anyone know if he has any siblings? Older ones might also be candidates to raise the baby. Not sure HM ever saw any of hers so I don't think they'd be good candidates.

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    GMAFB.... no, really. How completely stupid are these two?
     
  18. Curious Me

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    :drama: There's been quite a bit of drama relayed by the US attorney to the media about Heather's pregnancy, the couple complaining about being given a KFC meal, and Heather saying she found strange needle marks on her body and also had been sexually molested by prison guards, etc.,

    The latest Published: 12:31 EST, 25 August 2014 | Updated: 17:43 EST, 25 August 2014

    'I don't know how long I can take this', sobs pregnant teenager accused of mother's Bali 'body in suitcase' murder as she's put into solitary confinement
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-tearful-call-moved-solitary-confinement.html
     
  19. Curious Me

    Curious Me Long-Time Member from back in the day

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    Woman found dead in Bali got $840,000 in a cruise line settlement
    http://www.suntimes.com/29354459-76...in-a-cruise-line-settlement.html#.U_z1iMJ0y9y

    "Sheila von Wiese-Mack immediately netted $340,667 after legal fees for her share of the settlement, according to court records."

    "But another $500,000 went to James Mack’s estate."

    "James Mack signed his will five days before his death, records show. And in it, he said it was intended “only to provide for Heather Mack, my child, and for no other children.” At the time, Mack was age 10."

    "But in June 2011, a judge authorized von Wiese-Mack, the executor of her husband’s estate, to pay herself the remaining $500,000 as the estate’s “sole beneficiary.”

    also this article
    Woman Slain In Bali Received $840K From Cruise Line Settlement
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08...li-received-840k-from-cruise-line-settlement/


    This week Sheila's Will was filed.
    August 25, 2014 4:18PM
    Will of Chicago mother slain in Bali filed in court
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/...lain-in-bali-filed-in-court.html#.U_z3RcJ0y9x

    "Sheila von Wiese-Mack’s will was filed late last week by Lance Taylor, an Oak Park attorney, more than a week after Indonesian authorities took von Wiese-Mack’s 18-year-old daughter and her boyfriend into custody in connection with the woman’s death."
     
  20. dyannaON

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    I wonder why none of dads other children received an inheritance? I find this odd. Nothing to do with Sheila being murdered however makes me wonder why???


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