Chef murders transgender girlfriend, chops her up and cooks her before killing himself
An Australian chef has killed his girlfriend, dismembered her and boiled parts of her body before taking his own life, police say.
Marcus Volke, 28, was fleeing officers who had come to his Brisbane apartment after reports of a foul smell when he took his own life.
Officers discovered body parts of Volke’s girlfriend in a pot on the stove, while other parts of the Indonesian woman’s mutilated body were found in garbage bins outside the apartment, according to local media.
Police are yet to formally identify Mayang Prasetyo, a young Indonesian who worked at Melbourne transgender cabaret show Le Femme Garcon before settling in Brisbane with partner Marcus Volke who is believed to have murdered her before taking his own life.
But disbelieving friends took to her Facebook page on Monday to express their grief.
Friend Brett Sparks described Ms Prasetyo as ‘always such a happy, cheerful person’.
Courtney Reichart told ABC: ‘On Saturday when I came out for a walk, it made your eyes water, it made you want to be sick.
‘The smell, it was like as if somebody had put out some dog food or red meat and left it out for a few days.
‘It makes you feel sick that that poor girl sat there for however many days and we’ve been walking past, living our lives and thinking “hmmm what’s that smell’, but you don’t put two and two together.
‘You don’t think that a bad smell equals a murder