Cops are trying to piece together the final moments of Orsolya Gaal, the Queens mother who was stabbed to death, stuffed into a gym bag and dragged from her home last weekend.
The 51-year-old mother-of-two had spent an evening before she was stabbed almost 60 times inside the family home in Forest Hills around 12.40pm on Saturday.
Her body was found in the hockey bag half a mile from her home by a man walking his dog.
What happened in the hours leading up to his brutal murder remains largely a mystery.
Gaal started the day early Friday in the backyard of her Juno Street home, then headed to Lincoln Center in Manhattan that evening with friends before being spotted alone at a bar in Queens later In the evening.
Law enforcement officials believe Gaal’s killer was an acquaintance who did not plan the murder in advance.
1. Friday morning: The 51-year-old married mother of two putters in her backyard at 72-24 Juno St. in Forest Hills, Queens.
- Friday night: Gaal goes to a show with friends at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.
- Late Friday: She returns to her neighborhood in Queens and hangs out alone at a local bar for about 40 minutes, apparently waiting for someone.
2. Late Friday to Saturday, sometime before 12:40 a.m.: Gaal arrives at her house, followed by her killer.
- Saturday, 12:40 a.m.: Gaal is stabbed 58 times inside the family home and dragged to the basement, where her body is placed in a black Bauer duffel bag.
3. Saturday around 4:30 a.m.: Video surveillance of a neighborhood doorbell camera at 100-18 75th Ave. captures a mysterious figure rolling the sports bag down the street.
4. Saturday around 8 a.m.: Glenn Van Nostrand, a local resident walking his two dogs near Metropolitan Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway, discovers the bloody duffel bag at the scene and calls the cops.
- Saturday after 8 a.m.: NYPD officers take Gaal’s 13-year-old son from the house and take him into custody for questioning at the 112th Precinct, but later release him.
Investigators are now looking to question an apparent ex-lover who knew where a spare key was hidden in the property and did not have to find their way into the Tudor-style house.