Docs: Sara Zghoul died days before she was found

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Court records indicate the Aloha woman who was found dead in a vehicle last month was killed five days before her body was located west of Portland.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that authorities found 28-year-old Sara Zghoul (ZAH-gool) dismembered inside two suitcases in the trunk of a BMW on Jan. 25.

The Indictment filed Thursday against 35-year-old Jeremiah Johnston accuses him of killing Zghoul on Jan. 20.

Johnston has pleaded not guilty to murder and abuse of a corpse. He remains in Washington County Jail without bail.

Washington County sheriff's officials say they learned of the death after receiving a tip about a body in a car.

Court records indicate the car was parked near where Johnston had been living, his mother's house.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com


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