Sara Zghoul, a 28-year-old mother from Oregon, was found decapitated, dismembered and stuffed inside two separate suitcases in the trunk of a BMW last Thursday, law authorities confirm.
Now, the aspiring model's family has grieved the loss of their 'beautiful soul.'
A statement from the Zghoul family reads, 'On behalf of the entire Zghoul family, we would like to first and foremost extend our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming show of compassion during this difficult time.'
The statement continued, 'We would like to thank our family, friends, neighbors, and the entire community as a whole for the generous outpouring of love, support and prayers sent our way. We would also like to thank the detectives who are working diligently around the clock to bring us justice in this matter.'
The family ended, pleading, 'Please keep us in your prayers.'
The Washington Country Sheriff Office confirmed that the remains were found in a parked car in Oregon, United States.
Police have detained a man believed to be a suspect.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Zghoul’s son.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.