By SHAUNA ANDERSON
Warning: this post deals with a horrific murder and a suicide and may be very distressing for some readers.
Marcus Volke, who allegedly murdered and dismembered his wife Mayang Prasetyo in their Brisbane apartment, had worked as a male sex worker prior to his death.
Volke was a sex worker in Copenhagen, Denmark, and then worked for a time in a Melbourne brothel alongside his late wife, the Courier Mail reports.
He advertised himself in Denmark as, “Young sexy Australian boy, very friendly and easy going, discreet and professional”, the Courier Mail reports.
It was originally reported the pair met on an international cruise ship while Volke was working as a chef, but a friend of the couple has since told the Daily Mail Australia he had never been a chef.
The couple had covered up their secret because of “the life they were leading”, the friend said.
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It is a crime almost too hard to comprehend.
Headlines that belong in works of fiction, or in movies.
A crime too shocking to read about, one that makes our mind shut down a little as we struggle to take in the reality that this happened here, in Australia, in Brisbane.
A murder so horrifying that we simply can’t go into all the details – those are for the police, the forensic analysts, the coroner.
What we do know is that a young woman was killed, dismembered and cooked allegedly by her husband – a Brisbane chef – late last week.
Whether you want to know more about this gruesome crime is up to each reader – the details are out there in the media.
We choose not to shed any more light on them.
What is important to know though is her name – and one day we may even know why she was the victim of this unimaginable crime.
The victim has been identified as a young transgender cabaret performer from Indonesia – 27-year old Mayang Prasetyo.
Neighbours in the luxury Brisbane apartments alerted police to the grisly scene after a penetrating smell became too overwhelming to bear.
When police arrived at the apartment at 9pm on Saturday night her husband 28-year old Marcus Peter Volke fled.
Volke ran while holding a knife – jumping a rear fence into a laneway and took refuge in a wheelie bin.
While inside, he is alleged to have ended his own life.