Crime Handyman Who Had Prior Relationship with Victim Charged with Murdering Mom Found in Duffel Bag: Sources Orsolya Gaal, 51, was stabbed more than 50 times, and David Bonola, 44, has been charged with murder By KC Baker and Chris Harris Chris Harris Twitter Chris Harris has been a senior true crime reporter for PEOPLE since late 2015. An award-winning journalist who has worked for Rolling Stone and MTV News, Chris enjoys prog rock, cycling, Marvel movies, IPAs, and roller coasters. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 21, 2022 08:51 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Orsolya Gaal. Photo: Facebook A man was taken into custody in connection with the death of Orsolya Gaal, the New York City mother whose body was found early Saturday morning in a blood-soaked duffel bag on the side of the road in a park. Police tell PEOPLE that David Bonola, 44, of Queens, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder, criminal tampering and criminal possession of a weapon. It is not clear if Bonola has entered a plea or retained an attorney. NYPD sources tell PEOPLE Bonola is the handyman police wanted to speak to in the days following Gaal's death. Bonola and Gaal at one time had a romantic relationship, and it's likely he knew where the family stored a spare key to their Forest Hills residence, the sources say. Police Want to Talk to Handyman Who Had Romantic Relationship with Mom Found Slain in Duffel: Sources The grisly crime came to light on Saturday, just after 8 a.m., when a man walking his dog found a "suspicious" duffel bag with blood on the grass near a sidewalk in Forest Park, at the corner of Metropolitan Ave. and Jackie Robinson Parkway, in Queens, the New York City Police Department said in a release. Inside the bag, police officers found the body of a woman, later identified as Gaal, 51. N.Y. Mom Was Found Dead in Duffel Bag, and Trail of Blood Led Back to Her Home She had been stabbed more than 50 times, a police source told PEOPLE. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Orsolya Gaal. Orsolya Gaal Facebook A trail of blood stretching nine blocks led police back to her home on Juno Street, police said. Gaal, a stay-at-home mom, lived in the home with her husband and two sons, ages 17 and 13, police said, CBS New York reports. Surveillance footage shows a person dragging a duffel bag along the street hours before the body was found, NBC New York reports. Gaal's husband and one of her sons were away for the weekend, WPIX reports. Gaal's youngest son was home, but investigators do not believe he had any involvement in the killing, the sources say. Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Sign up forPEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. Before the arrest, a police source told PEOPLE authorities believed Gaal knew her killer. N.Y. Mom Found Slain in Duffel Was Stabbed Over 50 Times by 'Person of Interest' She Knew: Sources The sources confirm that, before leaving her home Friday night, Gaal had told her son she was going to see a show at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Orsolya Gaal's home. Elder Ordonez / SplashNews.com Detectives learned she was later seen alone at a bar in Queens, say the sources. Gaal seemed close to her family, based on the photos she posted on Facebook. On New Year's Eve, she posted a selfie of her with her husband and two sons with palm trees in the background, writing, "Hoping 2022 will be a great one!" Another picture shows her husband and sons sitting down for a cozy at-home dinner. The family also traveled to far-flung locales, including Guatemala, Paris and China, where she posted a picture of her and one of her sons at the Great Wall. She can be seen in many snaps posing alone while skiing. Several pictures on Facebook show her with her beloved dog in her arms. "What a tragedy, just for everybody involved," neighbor John Blankson said, NBC Network News reports. "You can't write this off. I think everyone's trying to figure out what happened. How did this happen? Why did this happen?"