Roommate Arrested in Janet Mejia Death

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SACRAMENTO -- A man previously identified as a person of interest in the shooting death of Janet Mejia has been arrested, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

According to Sergeant Tony Turnbull, 25-year-old Teris Vinson was already in custody for unrelated weapons charges.

Vinson was a roommate of Mejia's.

Mejia, 28, was reported missing April 11, after she didn't show up for a doctor's appointment or to work. Her car was found the next day. Her body was found April 14 in Placer County. Investigators say she was shot to death.

Vinson appeared in court Monday for the weapons charges he faces, and he will return to court on Wednesday.


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