Pregnant Oak Park Bali suitcase murder suspect, boyfriend on suicide watch

Heather Mack, being held in the murder of her mother Sheila von Wiese Mack, is shown at a police station in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.  |  AFP Photo / Getty Images
Heather Mack, being held in the murder of her mother Sheila von Wiese Mack, is shown at a police station in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. | AFP Photo / Getty Images

The young Oak Park couple  — Heather Mack and  Tommy Schaefer  — suspected of killing the girlfriend’s mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, in a Bali hotel last week have been put on suicide watch in an Indonesian jail. According to Reuters:

A pregnant U.S. teenager and her boyfriend were on suicide watch on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Wednesday, police said, after being held as suspects in the murder of the woman’s mother whose battered body was found in a suitcase.

[Read more at Reuters]

Another media report from NBC Chicago says Heather has reported being sexually assaulted in jail:

A Chicago teen being held in an Indonesian jail on charges she and her boyfriend killed her mother and then stuffed the fresh body into a suitcase claims she’s been sexually assaulted at least three times in the five days she’s been in police custody.

[Read more at NBC Chicago]

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