The American teenager accused of murdering her own mother in Bali is now claiming she must return to America because she is pregnant and needs medical treatment. The slain mother was found stuffed into a bloody suitcase before they were set to return home. Awful.
Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, have been charged with murder by the Bali government after the body of Heather’s mother, Sheila von Weise Mack, 62, was discovered packed into a plastic bag and hidden inside of a suitcase at the five-star resort the family had been staying at.
Teenager Accused Of Killing Mother In Bali Claims To Be Pregnant
Could this be what caused this young girl to snap into a murderous rage?
New reports claim that Heather, the American teenager being held in Bali on murder charges, refuses to speak to authorities — except when she told them that she was pregnant., reports the Daily Mail.
Heather has pleaded with Bali authorities to send her back to the United States because she believes her pregnancy may be ectopic, and she would like to seek medical attention. Instead, the jailed suspect was taken to an island ob-gyn — a smart move on Bali’s part.
There is no word on who the father is, but as of right now all signs point to her boyfriend, Tommy, who has also been in police custody ever since being charged with murder.
“She has not told us who the father is, but there are indications that it is her current boyfriend, Tommy,” a senior officer told the news outlet about the alleged pregnancy.
Investigators believe that this alleged pregnancy may have contributed to Heather’s tumultuous relationship with her mother. There is also footage of the mother-daughter duo fighting in the lobby of the Conrad Hotel in Bali, as well as fingerprints and other suspicious evidence found.
Heather & Tommy Left The Bloody Suitcase In A Cab & Ran
Some of the evidence working against Heather and Tommy comes directly from how the body was discovered. Apparently, the couple did not think a few things through before allegedly abandoning the body.
On the day the family was scheduled to check out of their hotel, the young couple put the bloody suitcase in the backseat of a cab and then disappeared. Investigators believe the couple fled for the airport through a back entrance of the hotel — but their passports were locked in a safe deposit box that could only be opened by her mother, so they were not allowed to leave.
After failing to acquire new passports, the couple checked into a different hotel using Sheila’s credit card. Once the body was discovered at their old hotel, an alert went out to all hotels in the area. Thankfully, a tipster had recognized Heather and Tommy which is how police found them asleep in their bed the following morning.
Not surprisingly, investigators have also uncovered multiple pieces of evidence inside the hotel room where Sheila was allegedly bludgeoned to death. They believe glass items were used, and fingerprints were uncovered on certain items as well as the bloody suitcase.
If Heather and Tommy are found guilty, by Bali law they will face a firing squad — resulting in their deaths.
Our thoughts go out to the remaining family and friends of Sheila during this difficult time.
– Lauren Cox