A 'beautiful soul': Zghoul family releases statement

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The family of Sara Zghoul has released a statement after her body was found in the trunk of a car in Aloha last Thursday. 

Here's the full statement from the family:

On behalf of the entire Zghoul family we would like to first and foremost extend our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming show of compassion during this difficult time. We would like to thank our family, friends, neighbors, and the entire community as a whole for the generous outpouring of love, support and prayers sent our way. We would also like to thank the detectives who are working diligently around the clock to bring us justice in this matter. At this time we would like everyone to know that we have not released any statements regarding Sara's death and that anyone that has thus far, has done so without corroboration or consent. We ask that the public respect our wishes to grieve in peace. We have lost our daughter, mother, sister, and friend; beautiful soul who will remain in our hearts forever. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. May God bless you all. 

Zghoul, who was an aspiring model and actress, was the mother of a young son. She was 28. 

Zghoul's body was found in the trunk of a black BMW near SW Sarala Street and SW Hargis Road in a neighborhood between Aloha and the Cooper Mountain area.

A suspect is in custody. The person hasn't been identified yet. 


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