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Missing Persons Case Now A Homicide


The Sacramento Sheriff's Department says the missing persons case involving Janet Mejia is now a murder investigation.

Her body was found last night off the roadway at Watt Avenue and Dyer Lane in Placer County.

She was shot to death.

Family members say she left their home in Stockton early Monday, April 10th.  She was driving back to Sacramento, and was scheduled to work at 4:00 p.m. at Nordstrom’s in Roseville.  She never showed up for work.

Detectives say her roommate reported seeing her at 9 a.m. the next morning. The roommate reported her missing that evening.

Her car was found abandoned in the Arden-Arcade area the following afternoon. 

Homicide detectives do not believe this was a random murder.  

A person of interest is currently in custody on unrelated criminal charges pending forensic testing.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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