Meth lab discovered at NW Fresno murder scene

FRESNO, Calif.

Fresno Police also discovered a meth lab inside the residence. So, now they are trying to find out if drugs may have been a factor in her murder.

A day after the body of /*Juana Zaragoza*/ was found inside the mobile home, investigators were still processing the home for evidence.

While investigators worked to figure out a motive, detectives dressed in hazmat suits took away ingredients they say were used to make methamphetamine.

Police say a family member who stopped by Wednesday made the awful discovery.

"This case is not random, we do have leads in this case," said Mark Salazar with the Fresno Police Department. "We do have what appears to be a homemade mini meth lab that's some type of process in there."

Police say it appears Zaragoza was murdered sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Neighbors in the immediate area told Action News they never noticed or heard anything unusual.

Much of the mobile home was dusted for fingerprints Thursday. Department of Justice officials are also working the case.

Detectives say they still have many questions, but are getting some valuable answers at the crime scene.

"No indication of forced entry, robbery, or any other violent crime prior to the murder."

Investigators say the victim has lived here for several years, they are trying to figure out if she has a roommate and who Zaragoza last had contact with in the hours and days leading up to her death.

An autopsy has been completed and revealed the victim was shot to death.

No arrests have been made.

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