News Story


Human Remains Found in Santa Clara River Bottom
9/21/2015 4:20:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Human Remains Found in Santa Clara River Bottom

Report Number:



Santa Clara River bottom, South of US101

Date & Time:

September 18, 2015  4:30pm

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

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

City of Residence


(V) Unknown




On the afternoon of Friday, September 18th, detectives with the Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau received information of a dead body in the Santa Clara Riverbed west of Oxnard.  Detectives responded and searched the area.  Due to poor lighting conditions, investigators had to secure the area and return the next morning.  On Saturday, investigators located and recovered a set of human remains.  As of the writing of this release, the body remains unidentified. 


Prepared by:

Sergeant Cary Peterson


News Release Date:

September 21, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Cary Peterson

(805) 384-4744



Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith



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).