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Report: Woman Slain in Bali Received Over $800K

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CHICAGO (AP) — A published report says a suburban Chicago woman killed on the Indonesian resort island of Bali collected more than $800,000 through a 2011 settlement.

The body of 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found this month inside a suitcase. Police reports say her 19-year-old daughter, Heather Mack, and the teenager’s 21-year-old boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, were arrested in Indonesia.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports von Wiese-Mack and her late husband received a settlement in a lawsuit between the couple and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

The newspaper cites court records showing von Wiese-Mack received $340,667 in an initial share. Another $500,000 went to her husband’s estate and was designated for his daughter, Heather, then a child.

In 2011, a judge allowed von Weise-Mack to pay herself the $500,000 as the estate’s “sole beneficiary.”

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