UPDATE April 14, 2017: Janet Mejia, who was reported missing Tuesday, has been found dead in Placer County, KTXL reports.
Sgt. Tony Turnbull of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office reports that Mejia was the victim of a homicide.
The Sacramento State graduate's body was found just before 7 p.m. Thursday off the roadway near Watt Avenue and Dyer Lane. An autopsy revealed that she died after sustaining a gunshot wound, KTXL reports.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. -- (KTXL) -- The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing woman.
Janet Mejia, 28, was last seen leaving her home on Pepperwood Knoll Lane near Lexington Crossing Lane in north Sacramento County about 9 a.m. Tuesday. She was reported missing by her roommate on Tuesday night.
Mejia's vehicle was found by the sheriff's department on Wednesday afternoon in the Arden-Arcade area. Her disappearance is out of the ordinary for her, and she is usually in constant contact with her family.
Mejia is described as a Hispanic female with long black hair and brown eyes. She's about 5-feet-tall, weighs about 125 pounds and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with "PINK" written on the front.
Anyone with information regarding Mejia's whereabouts is asked to call the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.