American tourist's body found stuffed in suitcase in Bali

The body of an American woman has been found stuffed inside a suitcase in Bali.

The suitcase containing 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack from Chicago was discovered in the boot of a taxi in front of the St Regis Bali Resort.

Police have arrested her daughter Heather Mack, 19, and her daughter's boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, in connection with the death.

Kuta beach in Bali near where Miss Mack and her boyfriend were arrested. Credit: Reuters

Colonel Djoko Hari Utomo, the police chief in Bali's capital Denpasar, said CCTV footage shows that the victim had an argument with Mr Schaefer on Monday in the hotel's lobby.

Forensic expert Ida Bagus Putu Alit said the victim had been "hit by a blunt object and the blows were concentrated on the face and head".

"There were signs of a struggle by the victim as there were bruises on her arms and some fingers were broken," Alit added.