A 51-year-old mother of two from Forest Hills was found deceased in a bloody duffel bag at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway in Forest Park.
Orsolya Gaal was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday, April 16, after the NYPD responded to 911 calls of a “suspicious bag with blood on it.”
Officers say that the trail of blood was followed to 72-24 Juno Street, where Gaal lived with her husband and two sons.
Gaal’s husband, Howard Klein, and their oldest son were out of town when she was killed.
Gaal reportedly told the youngest son, 13, that she would go out to see a show on Friday night, but at some point she met up with a man who police believe she knew.
It is believed that the man killed Gaal in the basement of her home, and dragged her body multiple blocks to the location in which she was discovered.
Surveillance footage revealed an individual appearing to drag a duffel bag through the streets of the quiet neighborhood.
Gaal’s 13-year-old son was brought in for questioning by the NYPD, but was later released.
PIX11 reports that police sources said that Klein received a text message from the man believed to have murdered Gaal.
The haunting messages allegedly read “Your wife sent me to jail some years ago. I’m back,” and “Your whole family is next.”
Gaal’s autopsy revealed that she was stabbed nearly 60 times in her neck, left arm and torso.
At the time of publication, no arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.