Police are trying to piece together the final moments of Orsolya Gaal, the Queens’ mother, who was stabbed, stuffed in a duffel bag and dragged from her home last weekend.
The 51-year-old mother of two had spent a night away before she was stabbed nearly 60 times at the family home in Forest Hills around 12:40am on Saturday.
Her body was found in the hockey bag half a mile from her home by a man walking his dog.
What happened in the hours leading up to her brutal murder remains largely a mystery.
Gaal started the day early Friday in the backyard of her Juno Street home, then headed to Manhattan’s Lincoln Center with friends that evening before being spotted alone at a bar in Queens later that evening.
Law enforcement officials believe Gaal’s killer was an acquaintance who did not plan the murder in advance.
1. Friday morning: The 51-year-old married mother of two putters in her backyard at 72-24 Juno St. in Forest Hills, Queens.
- Friday night: Gaal attends a show at Lincoln Center in Manhattan with friends.
- Late Friday: She comes back to her neighborhood in Queens and hangs out alone at a local bar for about 40 minutes, apparently waiting for someone.
2. Late Friday through Saturday, sometime before 12:40 a.m.: Gaal comes home, followed by her killer.
- Saturday 12:40 am Gaal is stabbed 58 times outside the family home and dragged to the basement where her body is placed in a black Bauer duffel bag.
3. Saturday around 4:30 am: Video surveillance from a doorbell camera in the neighborhood at 100-18 75th Ave. picks up a mysterious figure rolling the duffel bag down the street.
4. Saturday around 8am: Glenn Van Nostrand, a local resident who walks his two dogs near Metropolitan Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway, spots the bloody duffel bag at the scene and calls the police.
- Saturday after 8:00 am NYPD officers take Gaal’s 13-year-old son from the home and arrest him for questioning at the 112th Precinct, but later release him.
Investigators are now trying to question an apparent ex-lover who knew where a spare key was hidden on the property and didn’t need to have entered the Tudor-style house.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/19/law-enforcement-tries-to-piece-together-orsolya-gaals-final-moments/ Law enforcement officials are trying to piece together Orsolya Gaal’s final moments