Tragedy At The St. Regis Bali (Dead Body In A Suitcase)


You never know what might be happening at the property you are staying at or what might have happened previously in the room/suite you are in.

St. Regis Bali

A couple of LoyaltyLobby readers emailed me links about this homicide that happened this week at the Starwood’s flagship property (St. Regis) in Bali, where an academic from Chicago was apparently killed by her daughter and daughter’s boyfriend.

There is piece about this incident in Jakarta Post (access here) and on’s website here.

The dead body of a 62-year-old American woman, Sheila Weise Mack, was found in a suitcase on Tuesday afternoon. The police are pursuing an American couple, one of whom is the victim’s daughter, for allegedly killing the woman.

Police officers at South Kuta Police station were shocked when they found a woman’s body in a silver suitcase brought to them by a taxi driver at around 12 a.m. Tuesday. The taxi driver took the suitcase to the police station after two foreigners left it in the trunk of his taxi.

“When we opened the suitcase we were really surprised as we found a dead body. There was blood and wounds to her forehead,” South Kuta Police chief Comr. Gede Redastra said.

Based on a statement made by the taxi driver, I Ketut Wirjana, the suitcase was left by a couple at The St. Regis Bali Resort in Nusa Dua. At that time, he had gone to the hotel to pick up some guests. When he arrived at the hotel lobby, a man and a woman told him to open the trunk. They put in the suitcase wrapped in a white bed sheet.

“After they put in the suitcase, they went back into the lobby. They told me to wait. But after waiting almost two hours, they hadn’t appeared,” Wirjana said.


It’s truly a sad situation that the lady was murdered. I have stayed at the St. Regis Bali once and, although it is a fine property, I was somewhat underwhelmed considering the price paid ($400++).

This is probably a good reminder not to travel with people you don’t get along with even if they are your biological/adopted children.