An Aloha man is in custody after Washington County authorities found the decapitated and dismembered body of a woman stuffed inside two suitcases in the trunk of a luxury car, law enforcement sources told The Oregonian/OregonLive.
The man, a suspect in the woman's death, tried to slash his throat and wrists before police arrested him late Thursday night, the sources said.
Washington County officials on Friday identified the woman as 28-year-old Sara Zghoul of Aloha.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office confirmed earlier that it received word of a possible homicide Thursday evening and later found parts of Zghoul's body inside a black BMW near Southwest Sarala Street and Hargis Road in Aloha.
Deputy Jeff Talbot, a sheriff's spokesman, declined to provide additional details, citing the ongoing investigation.
According to sources, authorities learned of a possible suspect and tracked him down to a ravine near Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Teal Boulevard.
That's when the man, who remains unidentified, tried unsuccessfully to kill himself, the sources said.
Beaverton police took the man into custody, Talbot said.
A Facebook page for Zghoul says she worked as an actress, model and voice-over artist. Her social media pages offer a glimpse into her life: She posted photos of her young son, selfies and playful memes.