Marcus Volke, a chef from Victoria, Australa, has been identified as the man behind the murder of his Indonesian girlfriend in their Brisbane residence. Brisbane Times reports, Volke had been caught by police boiling the victim’s body parts on his stove. According to reports, the officers were there responding to a welfare request at the apartment.
Volke fled when police arrived and hid in a trash bin in an alley near the complex. He then used a knife to take his own life. A woman who lived in the building across the street discovered Volke’s body covered in a blanket in the alleyway. Prior to his death, Volke had been apparently working as a chef overseas before returning to Brisbane.
Parts of the victim, Mayang Prasetyo, were found in garbage bags in the apartment. Neighbors had noticed a stench similar to “rotting meat” coming from the couple’s residence a few days before the gruesome discovery. According to police, there’s no way yet to know how long Prasetyo had been dead.
Volke’s death is being further investigated by the Ethical Standards Committee.
H/T Brisbane Times