The estate consisted of a $150,000 condo, about $1,800 in a bank account, and $500,000 won in a lawsuit settlement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Mack's wife, Sheila, got an additional $340,667 in the settlement with the cruise line.
As executor of the estate, Sheila managed to have the $500,000 paid to herself.
Today Heather is 18 and her mom, Sheila, is dead.
Heather is in custody of Indonesian authorities because her mom's body was found stuffed in a suitcase.
Also in custody is Heather's 21-year-old beau, Tommy Schaefer.
The threesome were staying at the upscale St. Regis Bali Resort. It was there that an argument ensued over who would pay the bill (ostensibly) and it was there that Sheila's body was found in the trunk of a taxi.
Sheila was 62 when she died, considerably younger than her husband who was 76 at the time of his demise. Today he would have been 86, or 24 years older than his wife.
James L. Mack was a noted Jazz musician. He was black, Sheila von Wiese-Mack was white, and the beau being held in Indonesia is black.
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Two years after the settlement, a pair of banks released outstanding mortgages totaling $384,000 on the upscale Oak Park home von Wiese-Mack shared with her daughter. The mortgages were taken out in 2005 and 2006, before James Mack died.Continue reading ►
Oak Park police said they made 86 visits to that home since January 2004, often to deal with what neighbors described as constant screaming matches between von Wiese-Mack and Heather Mack.
Von Wiese-Mack repeatedly accused her daughter of abusing her, according to police reports obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. She said Heather Mack bit her and punched her in a previously broken ankle. And Heather Mack was arrested after allegedly breaking her mother’s arm in January 2011.
Von Wiese-Mack eventually sold the Oak Park home last year for $650,000, Cook County records show, and moved to a Chicago high-rise.
But just last month, police found Heather Mack and Schaefer partying with seven other people in an eighth-floor room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Rush Street, a law enforcement source said.
Von Wiese-Mack’s credit card company told her the card was being used to pay for the room.
Heather Mack told police she had permission to use her mother’s credit card.
Von Wiese-Mack denied it.
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