Body of Missing Sacramento Woman Located, Sheriff's Department Have Person of Interest in Custody

April 15, 2017 |   

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department said the body of a woman reported missing on Tuesday, April 11 was found on Thursday evening.

Janet Mejia, 28 of Sacramento was reported missing by her roommate on Tuesday night. Meija was last seen by the roommate on Tuesday morning. 

On Wednesday her abandoned car was found in the Arden-Arcade area. According to family and friends, Mejia’s disappearance was out of the ordinary for her, and she was usually in constant contact with her family.

A little before 7 p.m. on Thursday, investigators located an unidentified deceased female just off the roadway in the area of Watt Avenue and Dyer Lane in Placer County. Detectives processed the scene and the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy, and positively identified the victim as Janet Mejia. 

Preliminary findings of the autopsy showed Mejia suffered from a gunshot wound and was a victim of homicide. Detectives do not believe this was a random murder and an unidentified person of interest is currently in custody on unrelated criminal charges pending forensic testing. 

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