Denpasar, Indonesia - An American woman whose body was found in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali and her daughter were seen arguing in the lobby of their hotel, police said on Friday, as a US attorney headed to Indonesia to advise the teen.
Heather Mack, 19, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested last week as suspects over the death of Mack's mother. They have not been charged.
Sheila von Wiese-Mack's battered body was found in the bloodied suitcase in a taxi outside the luxury St Regis hotel.
Police spokesman Ida Bagus Sarjana said witnesses reported seeing the mother and daughter arguing in the hotel. He said it was not clear what the argument was about and when it occurred.
“So from witnesses in the St Regis front office there was an argument between the mother and the child. The information I have is only that there was an argument - only that information,” Sarjana said.