Suspect charged with murder, abuse of corpse in Aloha mother's death appears in court

Jeremiah Johnston appears in a Washington County courtroom on February 8, 2018 - KATU image

ALOHA, Ore. – The 35-year-old accused of killing and dismembering an Aloha mother late last month was back in a Washington County Court on Monday.

Prosecutors filed a new indictment against Jeremiah Johnston in the killing of Sara Zghoul.

The 28-year-old woman was found dead in the back of a car on January 25.

Deputies took Johnston into custody later that night; he was found injured and down an embankment behind a Beaverton home.

Johnston was charged with murder and abuse of a corpse. He pleaded not guilty to the crimes last Thursday.

Johnston is being held without bail in the Washington County Jail.

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