Lawyer says arrested Americans under suicide watch

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Updated: 8/20 9:36 am

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A lawyer says an American couple arrested on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali are being held under a suicide watch.

An Indonesian lawyer assigned by Bali police, Haposan Sihombing, said Heather Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are still refusing to talk to investigators.

The body of Mack's 62-year-old mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, was found last week inside a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi in front of an upscale Bali hotel. The couple was arrested the following day.

Haposan said Wednesday that Mack is being detained at the Denpasar police station and Schaefer is being held separately at the provincial police headquarters.

An autopsy found Wiese-Mack died of asphyxiation after her nose was broken by a blunt blow.

 

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