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Suspect Remains At Large Following Brutal Killing of Forest Hills Woman Found Stuffed Inside Duffel Bag

Orsolya Gaal (L) was fatally stabbed in Forest Hills (R) over the weekend. A blood trail led to her Forest Hills home (Photos: Facebook and Google Maps)

April 18, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police are still trying to piece together how a woman was fatally stabbed and stuffed in a bag that was left on the side of a road in Forest Hills Saturday morning.

The body of Orsolya Gaal, 51, was found by police crammed into a large duffel bag and discarded on Metropolitan Avenue near the Jackie Robinson Parkway overpass at around 8:10 a.m., according to police. Cops came across the gruesome discovery after a resident called 911 having found the bag while taking his dogs on a walk.

As of Monday afternoon, no arrests have been made in the case while the suspect remains at large.

Gaal, who was married with two teenage boys, was brutally stabbed nearly 60 times inside her home on Juno Street late Friday night or early Saturday, according to multiple reports. Her body was then jammed into a bag and dumped on a sidewalk less than half a mile away.

Puncture wounds were found on Gaal’s carotid artery and trachea, the news reports say, citing sources with knowledge of her autopsy. She also had knife wounds on her fingers and on the palms of her hands. It did not immediately appear that Gaal suffered any sexual trauma, according to the reports.

Police said there was a blood trail that led from her 72-24 Juno St. house to where the bag was found. CCTV footage captured a mysterious figure lugging the bag with Gaal’s body down a street at around 4:30 a.m., according to police.

Gaal was killed at her home at 72-24 Juno St. last weekend before being stuffed into a duffle bag and dumped on the side of the road on Metropolitan Avenue near the Jackie Robinson Parkway overpass, pictured (Photo: Google Maps).

When investigators got to the house on Saturday, Gaal’s 13-year-old son was inside. He was taken into custody and interviewed but later released, police said.

Police do not believe the boy had left the house overnight, the New York Post reported, during which time his mother was killed and her body moved. Her son said he did not know where his mother was when quizzed by cops, the publication reported.

The slain mom, who is originally from Hungary, had been out socializing and returned home before midnight. At some point while out, she met up with a man whom she was familiar with, PIX11 reported. The man is believed to have played a role in her murder, according to the news outlet.

Gaal, who was a stay-at-home mother, was married to Howard Klein and the couple had two sons—the older of which is 17. Klein and the 17-year-old were in Portland on a college hunt at the time of the murder, according to PIX11.

Gaal’s husband allegedly received a chilling text message from the killer via his wife’s phone that read:  “Your whole family is next.” It is unclear what time the text message was sent.

The suspect allegedly accused Gaal of sending him to jail years ago and threatened to kill the entire family if he called the police.

Klein has reportedly flown back from Portland and told the New York Post Saturday that his family is in danger.

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

Klein did not answer when asked about his younger son being questioned by police, the publication reported.

“There are concerns about our safety,” Klein said. “Our lives are at risk.”

He did not elaborate on the alleged threats.

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Van

Given what’s apparently already known about the so-called “person of interest”, it’s now just a matter of finding where he is. I expect this case to be solved very soon, and that justice will be served!

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Carmel Golial

Sad that the person as not been found who did this, they should chop off is one hand, The sad part about this is that we live in a liberal society the doesn’t give a shit about people to who do right. And let the wrong people out When they catch his person, chop is one hand off.

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Linda Robarge

Why would you go through the trouble of removing the body from the crime scene only to leave it a couple blocks away?

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Captain Obvious

If there were more beat cops around or simply 112pct patrolling more in cars then perhaps a murderer would not make it nearly three quarters of a mile down the road with a dead body in a bag dripping blood along the way.

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Jen

How on earth did you manage to drag politics into this? Clearly there was a personal vendetta here. Stay on topic.

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Dumbocrats & Lying Liberals.

How on earth do the left manage to reduce every issue to racism or Trump?

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Tired of weak minded cult members

M-Your post mirrors the disingenuous Easter greeting sent out by your cult leader trump. What’s up with politicization of every single event, incident or news article? This horrible crime has absolutely nothing to do with thevcurrent American or Local political landscape or did you even bother to read the article. We know Trump doesn’t read I guess you don’t read either.

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Jasmine Ramirez

Tired of lefties forcing their ideals and agendas on everyone online, through the media or anywhere they place their two feet that are attached to their big mouths.

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Praying at the alter of idiocy

Jasmine- “Lefties”hahaha. Your cult has equipped you with the usual and typical arsenal. It’s not just the “lefties” are tired of weak minded cult members. Looks like that comment touched a nerve.

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Bertha Coombs

Politics have everything to do with it. The murderer was in the country illegally as multiple outlets have already reported. ICE has issued a detention order on him as well which is too little too late.

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FlushTownB

Why must commenters on Queens Post articles always bring politics into things in ways that are in no way relevant to the story.

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Dr. Ira Birnbaum

how will this criminal be punished? that falls under politics and in this case democrat policy.

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Why do the poorly educated speak the loudest?

@Birnbaum- Where were you educated? Crime and punishment fall under the “judicial” branch of government.

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Ben Weissman

He was in the country illegally. ICE has placed a detention order on him while he is in Queens holding. Lax Left policy at play again and at fault. If he was not here he would not have murdered her.

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FlushTownB

Oh sorry I didn’t realize we live in a society where the democrats are the judge and jury.

Also please explain to me how things would be different in this murder if the republicans were in charge?

This is a tragic story, we can do without people trying to warp it to their political views.

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