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35-year-old Jeremiah Ward Johnston [photo], an ex-con with multiple drug convictions has been arrested in the death and dismemberment of model Sara Zghoul who was found stuffed into two suitcases in a black BMW, which was found parked near the home of his mother’s home in Aloha, Oregon on Thursday

A 35-year-old Aloha resident Jeremiah “Jeremy” Johnston was identified as the suspect in the gruesome murder of an Aloha, Oregon, woman whose dismembered body was found Thursday.
Reports about the identity of the alleged killer were revealed Sunday, two days after the suspect was taken into custody, in connection with the death of Sara Zghoul whose remains were found stuffed into two suitcases in a black BMW sedan,  parked near the home of the suspect’s mother.
Police found Zghoul’s remains after getting a tip “regarding a possible homicide where the victim’s body had been left inside a vehicle,” local ABC- station KATU-TV reported.
Remains of Aloha, Oregon woman Sara Zghoul, found in two suitcases in parked BMW

Sara Zghoul 16.JPGThe body of 28-year-old model Sara Zghoul was found stuffed into two suitcases in a black BMW, which was found parked near the home of Johnston’s mother’s home in Aloha, Oregon on Thursday

Johnston, a convicted felon recently released from prison and on probation for another drug charge, attempted to tried to slash his throat and wrists when police tried to arrest him Thursday, law enforcement sources reportedly said. He was hospitalized and remained under observation as of Monday. The suspect is yet to be charged in the murder of Zghoul.
Johnston has a lengthy criminal record in Oregon with multiple drug convictions dating back to 2014. In July 2015, Johnston was sentenced in Washington Circuit Court to 23 months in prison for delivery of cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, court records show. He was released from prison in May 2017, but again arrested in August 2017 in Multnomah County, Oregon, and charged with cocaine possession.

Sara Zhoul 9.pngFriends remember Sara Zghoul as a good mother and a happy, outgoing personality

In September, he pled guilty and was sentenced to a year and a half of probation and entered a drug treatment program, after he revealed to jail staff that he had been diagnosed with anxiety and depression and had been taking antidepressant medication.
Zghoul’s untimely death shocked her friends, who remembered the 28-year-old. one friend on Facebook wrote: “I wish I could’ve been there to protect you because this would’ve never happened! Praying for you and your family. Go with God and rest in His loving arms..” Another wrote: “#rip your a beautiful angel up above.”
Jessica Winters, a friend, told Fox 12 she was in shock, saying: “I’m just like comprehending everything. She was so outgoing, she walks in a room and you just have to be happy.”