Janet Mejia Found Dead

Missing person Janet Mejia has been found dead. The 28-year-old was reported missing on Tuesday by her roommate. She was last seen leaving her home on the 7200 block of Pepperwood Knoll Lane. 

On Thursday just before 7 p.m., homicide investigators located an unidentified deceased female just off the roadway in the area of Watt Avenue and Dyer Lane. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and positively identified the victim as Mejia. 

According to Sgt. Tony Turnbull, the autopsy showed Mejia suffered from a gunshot wound and was a victim of homicide. A person of interest is in custody.

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