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In a chilling crime that shocked the quiet, upscale Forest Hills section of Queens over the weekend, Orsolya Gaal, a 51-year-old Queens mother of two, was discovered dead in a duffel bag just a few blocks from her home early Saturday.
She suffered dozens of stab wounds, according to police sources, and the city’s medical examiner later said she had died from homicide and “sharp force injuries” to her neck.
“The multiplicity of these wounds is such that it connotes personal anger to an extreme degree,” Dr. Cyril Wecht, a leading forensic pathologist in Pittsburgh who is not connected to the investigation, told TmZ Blog Digital Monday.
“When somebody kills somebody like this and inflicts 60 wounds, blunt force, sharp force injuries, they are really, really pi–ed off.”
Additional injuries to her hands and fingers represented “classical defensive wounds,” he said, indicating she tried to defend herself from her assailant during the attack.
NYC MOM FOUND IN DUFFEL BAG STABBED NEARLY 60 TIMES: REPORT
Then, according to the local WPIX-TV, her killer may have used her phone to text threats to her husband, who was on the other side of the country with their oldest son, 17, allegedly touring colleges.
Gaal’s Facebook page shows she was fond of hiking, travel and her shaggy-haired dog, Teddy. Comments from friends indicate she was originally from Hungary, and a Facebook profile in her name says she studied business in Budapest.
But just after 8 a.m. Saturday, the NYPD said a 911 caller reported a “suspicious bag with blood on it” at Metropolitan Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway. Responding officers found her butchered body inside and a trail of blood leading back to Gaal’s home.
Emergency Medical Services pronounced her dead at the scene, and the medical examiner later found almost 60 stab wounds on her body, including wounds on her hands and major arteries, according to the New York Post.
Last week, in a now-deleted Tweet, Gaal’s husband Howard Klein wrote that he had flown to Portland, Oregon, to scout colleges with their 17-year-old son. He told the paper Saturday he was heading back to New York and that he was taking the threats seriously.