Slain NYC mom Orsolya Gaal reportedly went missing briefly in 2020 as manhunt intensifies

NYPD searching for Orsolya Gaal's killer 3 days after gruesome murder

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NEW YORK – Queens mother Orsolya Gaal – whose remains were reportedly discovered inside a duffel bag with nearly 60 stab wounds over the weekend – was briefly reported missing nearly two years earlier, according to a recent report.

At least one unmarked police vehicle sat outside of Gaal's family's $2.2 million Forest Hills home on Tuesday. The manhunt for the 51-year-old mother's killer continued three days after her lifeless body was discovered inside a duffel bag less than a mile from her Juno Street home. 

Police received a call around 8:10 a.m. Saturday for a report of "a suspicious bag with blood on it at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway."

Investigators also found a blood trail that led them back to the family’s home. One of Gaal's sons was home at the time of the murder, and was questioned by authorities but was later released. 

Meanwhile, her 53-year-old husband, Howard Klein was with their other son on the West Coast, but told the New York Post he was returning home. Klein did not respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment on Monday.

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According to WPIX, Klein – who founded financial advisory firm RK Equity – received a chilling text message from someone who warned, in part: "Your wife sent me to jail some years ago when you were living near Austin Street in Forest Hills. I'm back, don't call the police or I will kill your family."

The NYPD is still searching for Gaal’s killer, but surveillance footage from around 4:30 a.m. that day appears to show a figure pulling a similar-looking bag along the sidewalk. 

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Meanwhile, the New York Post described how Gaal was reported missing nearly two years ago.

Klein called police at 7:21 a.m. on May 29, 2020 to report Gaal missing, according to the report, which cited sources. Klein reportedly told dispatchers Gaal took a walk at about 12:30 a.m. that day, but did not come home.

But he phoned dispatchers just 30 minutes later and reported that they had found his wife, according to the report. 

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The NYPD did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for information regarding the 2020 incident. 

A spokesperson also said investigators had not yet identified a person of interested in Gaal’s death.

Fox News' Haley Chi-Sing and Courtney de George contributed to this report.