Orsolya Gaal, 51, was brutally murdered last week in New York. US police arrested a man suspected of killing Gaal in New York late Wednesday after he confessed to slaying the woman.
Hungarian woman murdered in New York
According to police, 51-year-old Orsolya Gaal, a mother of two, was killed with nearly 60 stab wounds and blunt force trauma last week in Forest Hills. Her body was found Saturday morning in a roller hockey bag on an open street in Queens. According to the New York Post, police suspect a 44-year-old man, David Bonola, of the murder of Gaal. As the newspaper reported, the man was previously her handyman and also her lover.
The New York Post reported the following:
“David Bonola, 44, was arrested late Wednesday after officers canvassing the area for surveillance footage spotted him and took him back with them to the 112th precinct, where he made “incriminating statements,” NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said at a press conference.”
As Telex.hu reported, the man had no criminal record and is now suspected of manslaughter and possession of a weapon. According to the NYPD, the man was treated at a hospital on Saturday for injuries to both hands.
Secret romantic relationship?
According to the New York Post, it was the bloody boots left at the victim’s house that led the police to the clue. The police found samples of the man’s DNA on the boots. In the meantime, the police have also learned, through acquaintances of the murdered woman, that
Orsolya Gaal may have had a romantic relationship with David Bonola in the past that did not end well.
As the New York Post reported, the woman and the man had allegedly re-sparked their affair a few weeks ago, just to break up again. And Bonola “came back … to speak about the relationship again,” according to Chief Julie Morrill, leader of the investigation.
The New York Post also reports that the Hungarian woman went to see a show at Lincoln Center with friends on Friday night, and then went to a bar. Witnesses said she was expecting to meet someone, but the person never showed up.
Orsolya Gaal was the mother of two children, a 17 and a 13-year-old boy. Gaal, her husband and the two children lived in their Tudor-style house in the elegant, quiet part of town. The husband was in Oregon with the older son at the time of the murder. The victim’s 13-year-old son was at home but heard nothing.
In the hours after the murder, the victim’s husband, Howard Klein, received a threatening message from his wife’s phone. The message read,
“Your wife put me in jail a few years ago. I’m back”.
Source: New York Post, Telex, Index
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