Mayang Prasetyo's killer 'not capable of hurting people'
MAYANG Prasetyo's Indonesian mother says she has forgiven the man who murdered then reportedly dismembered and cooked the body parts of her eldest child less than a week ago.
But Nining Sukarni, 45, is still struggling to believe her son-in-law, Marcus Volke, is responsible for the violent slaying at an inner Brisbane apartment. "I don't believe it. I don't think it's possible," she said.
"Marcus is very soft. he's not capable of hurting people. He's a kind person," she said.
Mr Volke, 28, is believed to have killed his transgender partner in the ground floor apartment they shared in upmarket Teneriffe.
He then dismembered her body, cooking it in chemicals in a bid to dispose of it.
Police responding to requests for a welfare check at the apartment uncovered the grisly scene on Saturday night, prompting Mr Volke to flee and, shortly after, take his own life.
At lunch time today police called a press conference in Brisbane appealing for public assistance in relation to the deaths.
Fortitude Valley CIB Officer in Charge Detective Senior Sergeant Tom Armitt said police would like to speak to friends and other associates of the couple.
"As part of our investigation, we would like to speak to either close friends or other associates of the pair," said Detective Senior Sergeant Armitt.
"We would like to know the nature of their relationship with the couple, and gather information about how the couple interacted.
"This information is important in order to present a background about the pair's relationship and its dynamic to the Queensland Coroner."