Body Of New York City Mom Found Stuffed Inside Duffel Bag On Side Of Road: "This Is Unbelievable"

Body Of New York City Mom Found Stuffed Inside Duffel Bag On Side Of Road: "This Is Unbelievable"

Orsolya Gaal


The bag with 51-year-old Orsolya Gaal's body was found Saturday on the side of the road, just blocks from her Queens home, according to officials.

A mother of two found dead in a duffel bag left on the side of a Queens, New York, road over Easter weekend was stabbed 58 times in the neck, torso, arm and hand, law enforcement sources told NBC New York.

Officials received a call about a suspicious bag with blood on it at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway in Forest Hills shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, the New York City Police Department said.

Inside they found Orsolya Gaal, 51, “unconscious and unresponsive,” police said.


Emergency services responded and pronounced her dead at the scene. 

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner classified Gaal’s death as a homicide due to “sharp force injuries of the neck,” NBC New York reported. 

A trail of blood led detectives to her Juno Street home about a half-mile away, according to police.

No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified as of Monday morning, the NYPD said. The investigation is ongoing. 


Residents at the home, including a 13-year-old were questioned by detectives, law enforcement sources said Saturday.

The woman’s husband was out of town when her body was discovered and was returning to New York after news of her death, NBC New York reported.

“What a tragedy, just for everybody involved," neighbor John Blankson said. "You can’t write this off. I think everyone’s trying to figure out what happened. How did this happen? Why did this happen?



The suspect in the slaying of Queens mom Orsolya Gaal sent a chilling message to her husband, warning that “Your whole family is next,” according to a new report. 


The body of Orsolya Gaal, 51, was found inside the luggage just after 8 a.m. Saturday — and cops discovered a trail of blood leading back to the victim’s stately, Tudor-style home on Juno Street in Forest Hills, police said.

Her husband, Howard Klein, who was reportedly in Portland, Oregon, with the couple’s 17-year-old son on a college hunt, received an ominous text message from the killer, threatening, “Your whole family is next,” according to WPIX. 

Gaal apparently told her younger son, 13, she was heading out to watch a show Friday night, but instead met up with another man, the station reported. 


Gaal spent some of her final hours puttering around her yard and enjoying a night out — before video caught a mysterious figure lugging her makeshift casket down the street.

Reached by phone Saturday, Klein — the founder of RK Equity Advisors — a boutique capital markets advisory firm focused on lithium-ion battery materials — told The Post he was at an airport preparing to fly back to New York and was “in the middle of a terrible experience.”

“[My son] Leo is safe. Thank God [my son] is safe,” he said Saturday of his younger child, before adding that his family’s “lives are at stake.”


“There are concerns about our safety,” the man claimed. “Our lives are at risk.”

Neighbors said Gaal’s 13-year-old son was seen being taken away in handcuffs shortly after the body was found.


Police sources said the teenager was questioned at the local precinct in connection with the case.

The boy was released Saturday evening, said cops, who did not reveal what adult took custody of the child.



Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found stuffed inside a duffel bag in Queens, CBS New York reports. The woman was identified as 51-year-old Orsolya Gaal.


Police said a man was walking his dog just after 8 a.m. Saturday when he came across the bag. Officers arrived and found Gaal's body inside it. The body had not started to decompose.

Police said a trail of blood from the duffel bag led them to a house on Juno Street, where neighbors said Gaal lived, CBS New York reported.


"I'm going to miss her. I'm in shock, and we cannot believe that this is happening," one neighbor said.

Neighbors said Gaal lived in the home with her two sons, ages 13 and 17, and her husband. They described her as a stay-at-home mom who loved her children.

"Just so tragic. I just feel sick to the bone about hearing this," Nicola Blankson said. "She enjoyed life. She was out and about, you know, socializing, seeing theaters, traveling."

Sources told CBS New York the suspected cause of death was blunt force trauma. They said investigators initially believed Gaal's 13-year-old son and husband may have been persons of interest in the case. They later said the husband is not considered a suspect.

Police said Gaal's 13-year-old son was taken in for questioning and was released.


Investigators are now looking at the victim's phone records to determine when it was last active.

Neighbors who saw Gaal on Friday said she seemed to be in good spirits.


"She was in the garden with the dog and the son, so I heard them talking, just regular family stuff," Blankson said.


Distraught neighbors in the quiet community said they're in mourning.

"Our lives will not be the same, neither, because every time I would come out, I would hear her or the dog barking," one neighbor said. "She was a very happy woman, always smiling, always joking."

A good friend of Gaal's, who did not want to be identified, told CBS New York she was originally from Hungary, where her mother and sister remain.

"We go to their place for dinner. They come to ours for dinner. He's babysat for the kids. That kind of stuff," Blankson said. "Super shocked, super shocked. Just unbelievable. How can this happen? And sad, sad. For her, the victim, the family. This is unbelievable, a tragedy."


So far, no arrests have been made. The motive for the attack also remains unclear.

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