News Story


Inmate Death at Todd Road Jail Facility
10/1/2014 8:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Inmate Death

Report Number:



Todd Road Jail Facility, Santa Paula

Date & Time:

10/01/14 @ 6:15 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Major Crimes Unit and Detention Services Legal Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Adult Female

Port Hueneme



Major Crimes detectives and Jail personnel are investigating an inmate death that occurred at the Todd Road Jail Facility in Santa Paula.  The death appears to be from natural causes.  There was no indication of violence or suspicious circumstances.


On October 1, 2014, at approximately 6:15 a.m., during the morning count, deputies noticed the inmate in her bunk not breathing and unresponsive.  Emergency aid was rendered by deputies and jail medical staff.  Ventura County Fire personnel and paramedics were summoned and performed advanced life saving support.  The inmate was pronounced dead at the jail shortly thereafter. 


The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit.  The Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and the results are pending.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Dave Lareva


Media Release Date:

October 1, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Tony Aguirre (805) 384-4730


Approved by:

Captain Rob Davidson