An Australian chef is believed to have slaughtered his transgender wife and boiled her body parts in a chemical stew.
There was no evidence of drug use or any suspicious drugs in the apartment where Marcus Volke was reportedly found by police in Brisbane with his girlfriend’s remains strewn about.
The closest thing to an incriminating past linked to the 28-year-old traveler in this horrific case is a testimonial from a school friend, saying he had a dark side.
Originally from Ballarat in Victoria, Australia the 28-year-old listed his last city of residence as Vienna in Austria.
He met Mayang Prasetyo, a 27-year-old transsexual who used her profits to support her family in Indonesia, while working on a cruise ship.
Friends of Prasetyo have since revealed they had concerns about her husband saying he came across “extremely cold.”
The 28-year-old kept two separate Facebook profiles.
Even though he posted that he became engaged to Prasetyo in August of last year, he would post about being attracted to women while on his travels.
He also appeared passionate about humanitarian issues and advocated ending animal cruelty.
The young chef would also frequently post dietary advice and research articles about food, including “the benefits of bone broth,” and why organ meats were “the superfoods of the animal world”.
Police discovered Volke in the filthy apartment, cooking body parts over the stove.
The young man fled the ground-floor apartment through a window, jumping a rear fence into an alley and hid from police in a wheelie bin.
When the man fled he inflicted a fatal knife wound to his throat, and detectives are treating the incident as a murder suicide.
Detectives today returned to the apartment and investigations are continuing into the horrific incident.