Arrest made for Body Found in Duffel Bag of a 51-year-old Queens woman
Orsolya Gaal, 51, was discovered dead inside a duffel bag in Queens over the weekend.
David Bonola is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree criminal tampering, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a firearm. He was due in court later Thursday.
Bonola confessed to cops following his arrest, a source added. Essig claimed Bonola made “incriminating statements.” on Thursday.
Essig said the inquiry is ongoing and no suspects remain.
Authorities think Gaal and Bonola, a family handyman, had an intimate connection, police said at the press conference. The couple had been “on and off” for roughly two years until Gaal was slain early Saturday.
Investigators said Gaal went to a performance Friday night and came home at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Essig said.
Essig stated Bonola came shortly after. He was permitted in or used a spare key.
Essig claimed Bonola stabbed Gaal “ruthlessly and brutally in excess of 55 times,” killing her.
Then Bonola reportedly put Gaal’s body in a hockey bag and “as video showed, was seen rolling the body down the sidewalks, leaving a bloody trail through the streets of Forest Hills.”
A passer-by found her dead inside a bag just before 8 a.m. Saturday, Essig said.
A suspicious bleeding bag was reported near Metropolitan Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway, the NYPD stated. Officers discovered a lady deceased inside a duffel bag.
The blood trail went to 72-24 Juno Street, roughly a half mile northwest of the bag’s discovery. Gaal, who resided on Juno Street, was identified by authorities.
The New York Medical Examiner’s Office found Gaal died of sharp force injuries to the neck and murder.
Essig said Thursday that investigators found Bonola’s jacket from the crime scene. They discovered boots, a T-shirt, and bloodied bandages elsewhere. Bonola was later treated for hand wounds at a local hospital, Essig said.
Police also found Gaal’s alleged murder knife. It matched other knives recovered in the house, said Deputy Chief Commanding Officer of Queens North Julie Morrill.
Essig told reporters that police recognised Bonola while looking for video. To make “incriminating statements.” he willingly went to the 112th Precinct.
At the precinct, the suspect first denied involvement before admitting to killing her, a law enforcement officer told CNN. When Queens District Attorney’s Office authorities came and questioned him, he confessed again, the official claimed.
Bonola was known to service Gaal’s air conditioner, the source added. His wife and children are reported to be separated from him.