According to police sources, a Queens mother whose body was discovered stuffed in a bloody duffel bag went out the night before her murder, and authorities are trying to track down her whereabouts to figure out what happened to her.
Orsolya Gaal, 51, arrived home to her Juno St. house in Forest Hills at 11 p.m. Friday after a night out with friends, and “around 4:30 a.m. (Saturday), somebody’s hauling that bag down the street,” according to a high-ranking police source.
Gaal’s cause of death has yet to be determined.
Gaal was spotted in her backyard with the family dog Friday evening by a neighbor who lived next door to the family.
“The sun came out on Friday, and it was a beautiful day,” John Blankson said. “We were outside. We didn’t actually speak to her — we were just chilling outside — but she was outside with the dog.”
Blankson said he and his family stayed up late Friday night and didn’t hear anything from the property.
About 8:10 a.m. Saturday, a dog walker discovered Gaal’s body in a bloody duffel bag off Metropolitan Ave. near Forest Park Drive, within the wooded Forest Park between Kew Gardens and Forest Hills.
Authorities then continued to follow a blood trail to Gaal’s half-mile-away home, where they discovered her 13-year-old son alone on the top floor.
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According to Blankson, about 30 armed officers swarmed the residence and handcuffed the boy.
According to the source, investigators do not believe the teen was to blame for her death. According to her husband’s Twitter account, her husband, Howard Klein, was traveling out of state with the couple’s 17-year-old son.
“The husband’s in Oregon, so it wasn’t him pulling that bag,” the police source said.
“Just landed Portland, OR before evaluating Ann Arbor again with my 17-year old son,” Klein said early Saturday in a now-deleted tweet.
According to sources, Klein told police that he believes his family’s lives are in danger.
Gaal’s body was discovered in a duffel bag that cops believe came from inside the family’s home.
To find out where she was and if she encountered anyone, investigators are evaluating video and looking for credit card purchases. According to the source, they’re also looking into phone and financial documents.
Gaal’s death was ruled a homicide, and an autopsy will be performed in order to determine how she died, according to police.