THE man accused of killing Orsolya Gaal, a mother of two, appeared to have had a history of “creepy” and predatory behavior, including allegedly leaving love notes for baristas at Starbucks.
The 44-year-old handyman is said to have told the investigators that he killed her in the heat of an argument.
The man claimed it was him and Gaal have an on-off affair for the last two years.
Bonola appears to have a creepy pattern of behavior, allegedly visiting a Starbucks in Forest Hills and leaving love letters for the baristas.
Former barista Oliwia Pikulinski told that New York Post: “He was creepy, he was stalking people. Everyone knew he was a strange person.”
Pikulinski claimed Bonola would “drop love letters and songs he would make about us into the drinking glass.”
“He even went as far as proposing to two of us, which is very disturbing because the interactions were so strange,” she added.
The man would visit the café several times a week and order the same items — a dark roast pot and a lemon or banana bread, according to Pikulinski.
During his time there, Bonola reportedly proposed to the female staff and gave them notes and trinkets.
Pikulinski claimed the man would ask the workers “personal questions” such as their birthday, age and where they live.
“It was personal information that a customer should never ask for,” she said.
“I’m speechless that it was him after all the scary incidents that happened and how disturbing he made everyone especially the women I worked with and even the clients in the lobby. It’s crazy to think about.”
The baristas often called the police, but by the time they got there, Bonola was gone.
An NYPD spokesman told the Post that they have complaints of harassment, but nothing that matches the ex-worker’s claims.
Bonola publicly gushed about Gaal years before she was found dead by a dog walker.
He commented on a photo of her in Guatemala in 2019.
He wrote: “I love these streets and architecture! [sic] This landscape and the giant volcano. , And you [heart emoji].”
Similar fawning messages are visible in posts from May 2020.
Underneath a childhood photo of Gaal, Bonola wrote “Hola” with a heart emoji.
In another post, he wrote: “[music note emoji] Tu mirada enamorada”, which roughly translates to “your amorous gaze”.
The comment appears to be a reference to Luis Miguel’s 1999 song Tu Mirada.
In the song, Miguel sings, “Your amorous gaze / Entangled in my dreams / It’s passion wrapped in fire / Like wind through the flames.”
Later in the song, the artist repeats, “It’s passion cloaked in fire / For without you, I’m nothing.”
Bonola reportedly showed up at Gaal’s and they argued before he allegedly murdered her in her own basement in Queens, New York, on April 16.
Gaal was killed after returning from a night out.
She went to a show at Lincoln Center with friends on April 15 before she was spotted drinking alone at a bar in Queens, leaving around 12:30 a.m.
told witnesses NBCNY that she seemed to be waiting for someone, but that person never showed up.
Following her murder, a mysterious figure was caught on CCTV at around 4:30am, rolling her body around the neighborhood in a black Bauer hockey bag.
The blood-soaked bag and its remains were discovered hours later by Glenn Van Nostrand in Forest Park.
His two dogs led him to the discovery and helped police officers find a fresh trail of blood.
The dog sitter said so New York Post that at first he thought the body killed might have been a mannequin.
He said: “It didn’t look very meaty. It was more like a crash test dummy.
“I thought maybe it was equipment used for something. I didn’t think anything of it.”
Police found no ID on Gaal when they discovered the bag.
After the bag was found, police discovered a jacket believed to have been worn by Bonola, as well as Boots, a t-shirt and bloody bandages.
Investigators found possible defensive wounds on Gaal’s hands and the insides of her fingers, suggesting she attempted to fend off her attacker before being killed.
Bonola was also treated for wounds to both hands after the attack, police said.
Officials revealed that Bonola had admitted Sending threatening text messages to Gaal’s husband Howard Klein.
One read, “Your whole family is next.”
While another claimed, “Your wife sent me to prison a few years ago.”
Klein told the Post he believes his family is “at risk.”
Police said they did not believe there was any danger to the family.
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