Coroner Hears Details Of Brutal Murder-Suicide in Brisbane

Chef allegedly killed partner then self

Coroner Hears Details Of Brutal Murder-Suicide in Brisbane

Pic: Mayang Prasetyo Marcus Volke

The Coroner will today start hearing the details of the gruesome death of an Indonesian sex worker in inner-city Brisbane, allegedly at the hands of her partner, before he fled police and took his own life. 

Mayang Prasetyo was a transgender sex worker who had been living in a Teneriffe unit with her partner, 27 year old chef Marcus Volke. 

It has been alleged Volke murdered Prasetyo in October 2014, and attempted to dispose of her dismembered remains by boiling them in chemicals on the stove of their flat. 

Suspicions were raised by other residents of the units, who reported bizarre smells, and tradesmen who had been called to service the stove in the days before the brutal scene was discovered. 

Volke allegedly fled police and took his own life before he was arrested. 

Early on day one of evidence, the coroner has heard Volke had seen a doctor for anxiety, depression and a sleep disorder in the weeks before their deaths. 

Coroner Terry Ryan is hearing evidence over three days before delivering findings on when, where and how Mayang died and what exactly caused her death.

He has also been asked to determine whether the police who attempted to locate and detain Volke followed policy and procedure.

Remember, if you need help, it is available: 

You can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78.
National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT.
Of course, if it is an emergency, call TRIPLE ZERO.