Cops found Sara Zghoul’s remains in a black BMW parked on a residential street in Aloha
The body of the 28-year-old was found on Thursday and a man was arrested a few hours later in connection with her death
Witness called 911 after hearing the man yell for help from the woods , the suspect reportedly tried to kill himself before he was arrested
Sara Zghoul’s social media accounts show the mother-of-one worked as a model and actress
Body parts of Sara Zghoul, 28, were found inside two suitcases in a black BMW parked on a residential street in Aloha on Thursday night, Oregon Live reports.
The man, who has not been identified, was arrested later that evening. Te suspect reportedly is also a resident of Aloha, near Portland.
The body of Sara Zghoul [photo L-R], decapitated and dismembered was found in two suitcases in a BMW in Aloha, Oregon on Thursday
The suspect had tried to kill himself by slashing his throat and wrists before he was arrested, sources said.
Authorities found him in a ravine near Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Teal Boulevard.
Michael Larsen told FOX 12 that he and his wife were sitting on their balcony when they saw the suspected killer.
He called 911 after seeing and hearing the man yell for help in the woods on a
“cold and rainy” day.
Larsen described the man as calm and collected while he was sitting in the woods.
“I could see a murderer right below our deck,” Larsen said. “The tone of his voice when he was yelling, it was very desperate.”
Larsen said he called 911 as the stranger continued screaming for help.
“As police were coming down with their flashlights, we were standing there pointing ‘He’s right there! He’s right there1’” he recalled.
Larsen said the man sat in the woods for more than an hour waiting for police.
“It was really cold and rainy, and he’s just sitting out there leaning against a tree,” he told FOX 12.
It wasn’t until the morning that Larsen found out the stranger in his backyard was detained as a suspect in the murder of Zghoul.
Zghoul had worked as an actress, a model and a voice-over-artist and is survived by a son.
‘Sara was funny, kind and a great mother,’ a family friend said. ‘She was the kind of person to give you the shirt off her back.’
‘Her son, I mean, I don’t know if he comprehends that she’s never going to come back,’ another friend told KPTV. ‘It takes an evil, evil person to do something like that.’
The family has declined to comment to local media as of yet.
Police received a call on Thursday night about a homicide with a body left inside a car in an Aloha neighborhood.
Zghoul is survived by her son. friends remembered her as ‘funny, kind and a great mother.’
‘Sara was funny, kind and a great mother,’ a family friend said.
Police said in a statement they would release the suspect’s identity ‘at a later date’.
Anyone with information about Zghoul’s death is asked to call 1-503-846-2700.