evidence being studied by forensic officers investigating the shocking
‘body in the suitcase’ murder.
And as police scientists sift
through the bloodied sheets, pillows and other items of clothing stained
with dark red blotches, The MailOnline has been able to confirm
exclusively that 19-year-old Heather Mack’s claims that she is pregnant
A report from the prison hospital in the Bali capital,
Denpasar, has revealed that the young woman who will soon be officially
charged with the murder of her mother, 62-year-old US socialite Sheila
Mack, is expecting a child.
Laid out in the sun at Bali Police Headquarters are pieces of
evidence in the Bali suitcase murder – the taxi, the suitcase, bloodied
sheets and pillows and other items from the room at the St Regis Hotel
Heather Mack, 19, and boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, (left) will face
death by firing squad if found guilty of murdering Heather’s mother,
Chicago socialite Sheila von Weise Mack (pictured with her daughter,
As she and her 21-year-old boyfriend sit behind bars
today eating local food, forensic officers, wearing white gloves,
shifted through items collected from the initial crime scene at the
plush St Regis Hotel, located beside the beach at Nusa Dua, some 10
With the sun beating down on the police yard, the
scene was surreal, with the taxi into which the suitcase containing the
body of Mrs Mack was loaded, parked there with two bloodied pillows
lying on its roof.
On the ground behind it was the silver coloured suitcase, it’s
‘priority luggage’ label stained with blood, in which the body had
somehow been crammed.
Items of clothing were spread out on the ground and many appeared to be stained with blood.
Policeman from Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, look
through the suitcase where the body of Sheila von Weise Mack was found
A stone ornament was aslo found in the suitcase, but whether this was
used as a murder weapon to batter Mrs Mack remains unclear, as a police
said earlier that a glass ashtray and a vase had been used to kill her
was also what appeared to be a stone ornament, but whether this was
used as a murder weapon to batter Mrs Mack remained unclear today, as a
police source had said earlier that a glass ashtray and a vase had been
used to kill the woman who was well known in social circles in the US,
having once worked with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Also on morbid
display were what appeared to be two pairs of jeans and an
unidentifiable yellow and red cloth item which appears to be the same
item that Tommy Schaeffer is seen wearing in a still from a CCTV camera
focused on the hotel lobby either before or after the murder.
grim task for forensic officers was being carried out today as
Indonesians began celebrating tomorrow’s (Sun) Independence
Ms Mack had claimed to police that she was pregnant and that
it was ectopic, so she needed to be released to return to the US for
Shattered: Heather Mack, left, and boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, center,
are seen in new CCTV footage on the holiday islandof Bali. Police have
told MailOnline that Heather’s mother was beaten so badly with an
ashtray and vase that they smashed
Both Heather Mack (left) and Tommy Schaefer have been charged with
the murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack. The 19-year-old American’s claims
that she is pregnant have been proven true by hospital tests
Police at headquarters arranged for her story to be checked out and she was taken to the nearby prison hospital for tests.
Mail Australia was told by an investigating officer today that a
medical report confirmed that the young woman was indeed pregnant – but
it is highly unlikely her request to be returned to the US will be
Senior officers said that like any other person charged
with a crime in Bali they would be subjected to Indonesian law,
penalties for serious offences being treated severely.
The blood-stained suitcase where the body of Mrs von Wiese-Mack was
found. It was left in a cab when Mack and Schaefer checked out of the
hotel, but they failed to return and the driver went to police
With little chance of receiving bail, Ms Mack (pictured) faces the
prospect of giving birth behind bars in a prison hospital – and then
facing many years in jail if convicted
With little chance of receiving bail, Ms Mack now faces the prospect
of giving birth to her baby behind bars in a prison hospital – and then
facing many years in jail, if not sentenced to death by firing squad,
should she be convicted.
Her baby will either spend its early
years with her in prison if she is convicted, or be cared for by willing
families, but one thing is certain – the baby will have no grandmother.
has not been revealed what arrangements have been made for the return
of Mrs Mack’s body to the US, but it is believed US officials are
working with Indonesian authorities to have the body released as soon as
Police say Ms Mack, seen here surrounded by friends, used her mother’s credit card to throw a party
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