Veterinarian found dead in Lassen County Homicide

Jun 26, 2014 4:12 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Lassen County Sheriff's officials are investigating the death of a local veterinarian as a homicide, after his body was found monday morning inside the Thompson Peak Veterinary Clinic in Janesville.

Deputies were called to the clinic at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 23rd. And the State Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services was contacted to help process the scene.

Sheriff's officials say the investigation is still in the preliminary stages, but that 55 year old Richard Meinert's death appears to be the result of a criminal act, and possibly occurred during a break-in at the business.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact the Lassen County Sheriff's Office at (530) 257-6121.


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