Homicide investigation at Thompson Peak Veterinary Clinic

JANESVILLE, Calif. ( & KRNV) -- The Lassen County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a local veterinarian as a possible homicide.

Deputies said 55-year-old Richard Meinert of Janesville was found dead inside the Thompson Peak Veterinary Clinic on Monday. Even though the investigation is still in its early stages, the Sheriff's Office believes Meinert's death may be in connection with a possible break-in at the business.