Orsolya Gaal dead news – Murdered NY mom's chilling last moments sat alone in a bar revealed just before brutal killing
19th April 2022

ORSOLYA Gaal sat at a local bar for an extended period of time before she went home and was killed, law enforcement officials now believe.

Gaal sat alone at a bar near her Forest Hills home for 40 minutes before she headed to her house, where investigators now believe she was killed on the first floor, The New York Post reported.

Coroners also revealed that Gaal had been stabbed 58 times days after her body was found stuffed in a duffel bag and dumped near her home in Queens, New York.

Cops told PIX11 that Gaal told her son she was going to watch a show but met up with a man.

The alleged killer reportedly texted her husband, Howard Klein, threatening him: "Your whole family is next", according to police.

Klein was out of town when Gaal was killed.

Read our Orsolya Gaal live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    'A terrible experience'

    According to the New York Post, Howard Klein, Orsolya Gaal's husband and the founder of a boutique financial firm, told the paper Saturday that he was at an airport and "in the middle of a terrible experience."

    He went on to claim to The Post "there are concerns about our safety…" and that his family's "lives are at risk."

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    No ID

    Cops didn't find any ID on Gaal when they discovered the duffel bag with her body in it.

    Police said that a trail of blood led investigators to Gaal's home on Juno Street, just a half-mile away from the crime scene, according to the New York Daily News.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Chilling imagery

    Weeks before disappearing, Orsolya Gaal posted a picture that appeared to show her walking at night.

    The image showed a shadowy figure standing in the middle of a road.

    She captioned the photo: "Nighttime scenery and moonscapes."

    It's not known where the photograph in question was taken.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Husband previously reported Orsolya missing

    Howard Klein reported Orsolya Gaal missing on May 29 2020 after she went out for a midnight stroll, two years before her death.

    Klein called 911 just after 7:20am that morning after realizing Gaal wasn’t at home when he woke up, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.

    Around half an hour later, Howard then told police that his wife had been found.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    The gruesome discovery, continued

    Nostrand added: "I thought, 'Oh, my goodness,' and called police at 8:05 a.m. and said 'there’s a body in this bag.'"

    "But to me, it looked like a mannequin. My personal feeling is a broken heart for whoever this is."

    "It's shocking, my heart was in my throat the entire time."

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    The gruesome discovery

    On the morning of Saturday, April 16, dog owner Glenn Van Nostrand told the New York Post that he found Orsolya's lifeless corpse while walking his two canines that smelled the scent originating from the discarded duffle bag.

    Glenn told the Post of his grisly discovery: "It didn’t look very fleshy. It was more like a crash test dummy."

    "I thought it was maybe some equipment being used for something. I didn’t think anything of it.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    Has anyone been charged?

    At this time, no one has been charged in relation to Orsolya Gaal's murder.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Husband Howard Klein's background

    The Twitter account of Howard Klein, Orsolya Gaal's husband, suggests he is a lithium trader and founder of RK Equity.

    His LinkedIn shows he attended the University of Michigan, which is allegedly where he was with the 17-year-old son at the time of the incident that left his wife dead.

    He has not immediately returned a request for comment.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Orsolya and Howard's kids, continued

    During the questioning, their son, Leo, reportedly told police that Gaal was headed to a show Friday night.

    But PIX11 reports that she actually met up with another man who has not been identified at this time.

  • Jennifer Korn

    How many kids do Orsolya and Howard have?

    It is unclear how long the couple has been married, but they share two sons.

    The couple's youngest son, Leo, who is 13, was reportedly home the night his mother was killed and was taken away in handcuffs shortly after the body was found, according to the New York Post.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Who is Orsolya Gaal’s husband Howard Klein?

    Howard Klein is known as the husband of 51-year-old Orsolya Gaal, whose body was found on April 16, 2022.

    Despite being in the public eye, not much information is available on Klein as he tends to keep his personal life out of the media.

    At the time of his wife's murder, he was reportedly in Portland with their 17-year-old son on a college visit.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Killer sent husband a terrifying message

    Police believe a man killed Gaal in the basement of her home, put her in a duffel bag, and dumped her body half a mile away.

    The alleged killer then reportedly texted her husband, Howard Klein, threatening him: "Your whole family is next," according to police.

    Klein was out of town when Gaal was killed.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Has the killer been identified?

    Chilling surveillance footage has surfaced showing the mysterious assailant dragging a bag along a street.

    Orsolya Gaal's alleged killer hasn't been identified by cops as the hunt continues.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Gaal stabbed dozens of times

    Coroners revealed that Orsolya Gaal had been stabbed 58 times — days after her body was found stuffed in a duffel bag and dumped near her home in Queens, New York.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Where was Gaal killed?

    Police believe the man Orsolya Gaal met up with killed Gaal in the basement of her home, put her in a duffel bag, and dumped her body half a mile away.

    Chilling surveillance footage has surfaced showing the mysterious assailant dragging a bag along a street.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Cause of death

    Sources told The Sun Orsolya Gaal's cause of death was sharp force injuries of the neck and the manner was a homicide.

    Police also discovered knife wounds on her hands and inside her fingers.

    Plus, the 51-year-old suffered injuries to her neck, torso, and left arm.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Police spotted inside home

    NBC reporter Anjali Hemphill posted a video on Twitter, showing officials walking through Orsolya Gaal's home.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Killer allegedly accuses Gaal of sending them to jail

    According to a source who spoke to PIX11, 51-year old Gaal's husband says he received a text after she was killed from a number.

    The sender allegedly accused her of sending him to jail years ago and said "I'm back." 

    He also allegedly threatened to kill the entire family if the police were called. 

  • Jennifer Korn

    Orsolya Gaal's final social media post

    Just days before her tragic death, Orsolya Gaal had posted a picture of herself with a dog on Facebook.

    On the evening of January 13, the mother changed her Facebook profile picture to one of her holding a dog in front of a New York skyline.

  • Jennifer Korn

    A blood trail

    Officials followed a blood trail from where Orsolya Gaal's corpse was found to the side door of her home.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Howard Klein: 'Our lives are at risk'

    In a phone interview with The Post, Klein expressed fears for his safety in the wake of his wife's death.

    “There are concerns about our safety,” Klein said. “Our lives are at risk."

  • Jennifer Korn

    Persons of interest

    Police sources told the Post that Orsolya Gaal's husband, Howard Klein, and their 17-year-old son are allegedly being considered “persons of interest” in her death.

    Both are returning to New York, cops said.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Flowers left by home

    Flowers have been placed in front of Orsolya's home.

    Floral Tributes are laid outside Orsolya Gaal's Home in Queens, New YorkCredit: Elder Ordonez / SplashNews.com Splash News and Pictures USA
  • Jennifer Korn

    Crime scene home

    Orsolya's home has been taped off by authorities as a crime scene.

    Orsolya Gaal's home in Queens, New YorkCredit: Elder Ordonez / SplashNews.com Splash News and Pictures USA
  • Jennifer Korn

    Former colleague mourns

    Orsolya Gaal's former colleague Ross Rubin shared a tweet about the death of his friend.

    "Our kids played together when they were young," he wrote.

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