Family’s horror after body of mum-of-two found dumped in park

New Yorker Orsolya Gaal was stabbed 58 times and stuffed inside a sports bag


Police are searching for the killer of a New York mother of two who was stabbed 58 times in her home before being dumped in a nearby park. 

Orsolya Gaal’s body was discovered by police stuffed inside a sports bag on Saturday morning in Queens, New York. 

According to reports, the 51-year-old married mother of two was murdered at home before being moved.

Police were alerted to a trail of blood from the bag that led them to her address in a gated community in Forest Hills.

Ms Gaal's husband and her other son, Jamie, 17 flew back to New York from Portland, Oregon having been away at the time of the attack. 

Reports from the scene describe police removing evidence from the family home in plastic bags and boxes.

Local residents have been shocked by the brutal attack. Speaking to CBSNews, neighbours of the family said they were shocked to learn about such a violent crime in a safe area.

Resident Patrick Tuszakowski said: “It feels like something out of TV. It’s just really, it’s rough.”

Steven Agardi, told the network: “It’s scary. I don’t understand how somebody can do this.” 

Another neighbour, Nick Bais, added: “Everybody is on edge because apparently a killer is running around.”

The latest reports suggest that the suspect sent Ms Gaal’s husband a threatening message which read “Your whole family is next.”

“Your wife sent me to jail some years ago... I’m back,” the killer reportedly said in another message.

Ms Gaal, who was originally from Hungary, was understood to be a stay-at-home mother.

Social media entries show Ms Gaal's 13-year-old son recently celebrated his barmitzvah and that the family enjoyed many vacations together. 

In a video posted to YouTube last month the son paid tribute to his late grandmother, Debby Klein, who died of breast cancer at 76 when he was a baby.

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