News Story


Pre-Trial Detention Facility - Inmate Death
5/27/2015 9:50:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Inmate Death

Report Number:



Pre-Trial Detention Facility, Ventura


Date & Time:


5/25/15 @ 4:30 a.m.


Unit(s) Responsible:


Major Crimes Unit and Detention Services Legal Unit


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

City of Residence


(D) Solorzano, Edgar




Major Crime detectives and Detention Services jail personnel are investigating an inmate death that occurred at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura.  There was no indication of violence.


On May 25, 2015, at about 4:30 a.m., deputies discovered that Solorzano hung himself in his cell.  Solorzano was not breathing.  Jail and medical staff provided rescue CPR in attempts to revive him.   Ventura City Fire Department responded and also treated Solórzano.  Solorzano was pronounced deceased at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.


The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit.  The results from an autopsy by the Medical Examiner are pending.  As a matter of policy and procedure, all inmate deaths are investigated by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit.



Prepared by:

Sergeant Dave Lareva


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Cary Peterson (805) 384-4744


Approved by:

Commander Rick Barrios



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).