The lifeless body of a Hungarian mother living in the United States was found in a duffle bag by passers-by in New York. The 51-year-old mother of two, Orsolya G. told her youngest son that she was going to the theatre with friends, but she never returned.
According to Borsonline, Orsolya’s husband has received death threats since the investigation began. The Hungarian news outlet reached out to the mother of the victim who still lives in Hungary, in Balassagyarmat.
The Hungarian news portal writes that the victim Orsolya G. was living in the USA for several years but regularly visited her home country. She was married to a wealthy businessman named Howard Klein, who trades lithium.
Orsolya and Howard had two sons, Leo and Jamie and a family dog; they lived in a $2 million house in Forest Hill, New York, near a popular walking area. While the area is popular among joggers, only the upper class can afford a house there.
According to several sources, the family led a happy and peaceful life, and the education and well-being of their two sons were the most important things for the 51-year-old victim Orsolya G..
The murder must have taken place last Friday night. The father and their older son, the 17-year-old Jamie were away on a holiday, out of the state. According to a since-deleted Twitter post from the day the mother was found, the two wanted to visit Ann Arbor, in Michigan, Daily Mail reports.
According to the ongoing investigation, the NYPD received the first call a few minutes past 8 a.m. on Saturday but did not dispatch any personnel. The department shortly received a second call by a man named Van Nostrand, who told the police that he was walking his two bloodhounds that morning when the animals started to behave strangely.
The 51-year-old man told the investigators that at the time he found the bag he first thought that it was a mannequin doll inside. However, upon taking a closer look, he realised that it was a real body in the bag in a fetal position. Nostrand then noticed the blood and immediately called the police.
‘I thought, “Oh my goodness,” and called police,’ said Van Nostrand, who added that he told dispatchers who answered his call, “There’s a body in this bag”,’ – Daily Mail reported.
After the police had arrived, they noticed the blood trail that led them directly to the house of the family. The police officers made an “emergency entry” since they thought that the killer was still inside, however, they only found Leo, the 13-year-old son of the family, on the top floor.
Neighbours reported seeing the policemen escorting the youngest son away in handcuffs, but he was released shortly after the police realised he had no knowledge of the crime.
According to Borsonline, the murderer sent a message via Orsolya’s phone that read “Your family is next!” to Howard Klein, who later told the press that he thought he and his family was in danger.
The newly released CCTV recordings showed a hooded man carrying the duffle bag in the neighbourhood possibly with the body already inside based on its shape and position.
Borsonline found the Hungarian mother of the victim who did not want to give an interview but told the portal that the foreign media wrote many false facts about the circumstances of the death of her daughter. The old lady also added that Orsolya’s father died last year.
According to several sources, Orsolya G. was actively taking part in the life of the local Hungarian community and was proud of her origin.
Source: Borsonline.hu, Dailymail.co.uk