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Police Arrest Man for Grisly Murder of Forest Hills Woman Stabbed and Stuffed in Duffel Bag

Police arrested a suspect Thursday for the murder of 51-year-old Orsolya Gaal in her Forest Hills home Saturday (Photo: Facebook and Google Maps)

April 21, 2022 By Allie Griffin

Police have arrested a suspect in the grisly murder of a Forest Hills woman whose bloodied body was found stuffed in a duffel bag on the side of the road Saturday.

The NYPD cuffed 44-year-old David Bonola of South Richmond Hill and charged him with murder early Thursday for allegedly stabbing Orsolya Gaal to death and dumping her body off the side of the Jackie Robinson Parkway near Metropolitan Avenue.

Gaal, a 51-year-old wife and mother of two teenage boys, was reportedly stabbed nearly 60 times inside her home on Juno Street late Friday night or early Saturday. Her killer then jammed her body into a duffel bag and dragged it several blocks — leaving a blood trail from her home to the sidewalk near the Jackie Robinson Parkway, where he dumped the body bag.

Gaal was killed at her Juno Street home last weekend before being stuffed into a duffle bag and dumped on the side of the road on Metropolitan Avenue near the Jackie Robinson Parkway overpass, pictured (Photo: Google Maps)

Doorbell video caught the suspect lugging the duffel bag down the street.

The slain mom, who is originally from Hungary, had been out socializing in Manhattan before going to a local bar in Forest Hills Friday night. She returned home before midnight, where she was killed.

Gaal’s 13-year-old son was asleep in the home at the time of the murder, while her older son and husband were out of town visiting a college, according to reports.

Gaal reportedly put up a fight against her killer. Investigators found defensive wounds on her hands.

Bonola, who is believed to have had a former romantic relationship with Gaal, turned himself in to the police, according to the New York Post and New York Daily News. He allegedly confessed to the gruesome crime, saying that he got into an argument with Gaal which turned deadly.

Police charged Bonola, who has no prior record, with murder, criminal tampering and criminal possession of a weapon.

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