A disturbing phone call has been released in Austrailia which recorded the moment a man who had murdered his wife requested an electrician fix the power supply in his apartment, where he had been cooking her body on the stove.
In a gruesome case of domestic violence, chef-turned-escort Marcus Volke killed his wife, Mayang Prasetyo, and tried to dismember the body, but the boiling stove had cut off the power in the apartment.
“G’day, is this a 24-hour electrician?” the 27-year-old can be heard in the October 2014 phone call.
“’Yeah I got a bit of a problem,” Volke continued.
“Um, I was cooking on my stove, it’s an electric stove and the stock pot boiled over, dripped down and got into the oven and basically made this big bang and then all the power turned off.
“Does it sound like something you’d be able to fix today?”
When Mr Coyne turned up, Volke warned him about “the smell” and said he was cooking pig’s broth.
The electrician noted that there were bottles of bleach, rubbish bags and rubber gloves strewn around the apartment.
He restored the power in the apartment and alerted the building manager, who called the police to carry out a “welfare check”.
After initially acting co-operative with police outside his front door, Volke said he needed to go back inside and secure his dogs.
He then locked himself in, slashed his throat and jumped the garden fence, hiding inside a bin, where he bled to death.
Inside the apartment, authorities thought they had found a sick joke when they saw human feet in a pot on the kitchen floor. They then discovered his wife’s remains inside a rubbish bag.
“Originally I thought it was some sort of sick prank…Halloween or something — when I put two and two together, I realised it wasn’t a prank,” Constable Liam McWhinney said at the inquest.
Neighbours said that they heard the couple argue inside the apartment and had not they seen his wife taking their three pugs on a walk for a few days.