Friend of Aloha murder suspect says he was blindsided by the arrest

Jeremiah Johnston booking photo (Washington Co. Jail)

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man accused of killing an Aloha woman last week.

Deputies said 35-year-old Jeremiah Johnston of Aloha is being held in the Washington County Jail without bail. He faces charges of homicide and abuse of a corpse.

Johnston was taken into custody Thursday after a neighbor heard him screaming for help in an area behind the neighbor’s home.

Detectives then discovered the body of 28-year-old Sara Zghoul in a vehicle near Southwest Sarala Street and Hargis Road.

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Johnston is scheduled to be arraigned in Washington County on Thursday.

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