Chef accused of killing, cooking girlfriend

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BRISBANE, Australia — A chef from Australia is accused of killing his Indonesian girlfriend and cooking dismembered parts of her body, according to the Brisbane Times.

Marcus Volke, 28, was caught boiling severed parts of Mayang Prasetyo’s body on his stove in his Brisbane apartment when police responded to requests for a welfare check Saturday night.

Other parts of the woman’s body were believed to have been found in garbage bags in the apartment.

When police arrived, Volke reportedly fled the scene and used a knife to kill himself.

Residents of the apartment complex said Sunday that a smell of “rotting meat” had been in the building in recent days.

Detective Senior Sergeant Tom Armitt told the media on Sunday he could not say how long Prasetyo had been dead.