Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By NEIL GOOD­WIN neil@sun­

A TRANS-SEX­UAL was hacked to death and cooked by her chef hus­band – who left her body parts strewn over their flat be­fore killing him­self.

Mar­cus Volke, 28, slit his own throat after es­cap­ing from po­lice when they called at the cou­ple’s home after com­plaints of a “bad smell”.


In­done­sian-born Mayang Prase­tyo’s mother, Nin­ing Sukarni, said she was shocked by her el­dest child’s death – who she re­ferred to as her son, Fe­bri.

She said trans-sex­ual Ms Prase­tyo was “fine” when they spoke last week and de­scribed Volke as “quiet” and “sub­mis­sive” when the cou­ple vis­ited her in In­done­sia last year.

She said Ms Prase­tyo moved to Bris­bane, Queens­land, to be with her hus­band but wanted to re­turn to Bali after com­plain­ing of be­ing “bored”.

Ms Prase­tyo’s mother said her el­dest child would send back money to In­done­sia, which paid for her two younger sis­ters, 18 and 15, to at­tend school.

The cou­ple met while both work­ing for an in­ter­na­tional cruise ship company.

An un­named for­mer school friend of Volke’s said: “He was a bit up and down, he could lose his tem­per. He was al­ways a lit­tle dif­fer­ent. He wasn’t a happy-go-lucky guy like the rest of us – he was a bit dark.”

As de­tec­tives con­tinue their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the two deaths, they con­firmed Volke had no crim­i­nal record or men­tal ill­ness his­tory.

Cops found body parts from Ms Prase­tyo boil­ing in chem­i­cals and in plas­tic bags all over the apart­ment on Satur­day.

The grisly death is be­ing treated as a mur­der-sui­cide after po­lice found Volke’s body in a wheelie bin in a street next to their apart­ment com­plex shortly after the dis­mem­bered body DEAD: Tranny Mayang and ( left) Mar­cus


was found.

Volke re­port­edly fled the scene by jumping over a bal­cony after po­lice knocked on the door.

He had tried to dis­pose of his wife’s re­mains by us­ing an oven but called an elec­tri­cian to the apart­ment after his oven failed.

When the trades­man showed up he noted that the car­pet made a squelch­ing noise as he walked across it.

Man­agers of the com­plex raised the alarm after re­port­ing the cou­ple had not been seen for sev­eral days.

Au­thor­i­ties could not say how long the woman had been dead, but neigh­bours say a “rot­ting meat” smell had sur­faced in the days be­fore the grisly dis­cov­ery.

HOR­ROR: Apart­ment block and bin where killer chef was found dead

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