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After days of searching, a 28-year-old Sacramento woman’s body has been found, and she was sadly not alive.

Janet Mejia, a Sacramento State graduate, was reported missing on Tuesday after she never showed up for her doctor’s appointment. Her car was discovered by deputies a day later.

According to investigators, she left her family’s home in Stockton on Monday, and was reportedly scheduled to work later that afternoon at Nordstom’s, in Roseville.

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Her body was found in Placer county , just off the roadway, by investigators. The identity of the body found was not immediately known but they later identified the body as Mejia.

A premlinnary autopsy shows that she died from a gunshot wound. Tony Turnbill, the Sacramento County Department spokesman, suggests that judging by her abandoned car, she likely went unwillingly with someone, rather than being kidnapped.

Investigators say they don’t believe it was a random murder, and a person of interest is in custody on unrelated charges. CBS13 has confirmed the person is a roommate of Mejia, but is not the one who reported her missing.

During the days of searching, her family and friends pleaded for help, only wanting to bring Mejia home safely. Daisy Mejia cried for her little sister, stating, “We want Janet to come home, and Janet, we love you we miss you, I’m praying to god that you’re OK.”

Investigators are working diligently to find Janet’s killer.


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