News Story


Inmate Death
1/25/2016 6:32:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Inmate Death

Report Number:



Todd Road Jail Facility, Santa Paula / St. John's Hospital, Oxnard

Date & Time:

January 24, 2016   1235 pm

Unit(s) Responsible:

Major Crimes Bureau and Detention Services Legal Unit


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

City of Residence


Jose Bautista

Santa Paula



Major Crime detectives and Jail personnel are investigating the death of an inmate housed at the Todd Road Jail Facility in Santa Paula. 


On January 24, 2016, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Bautista suffered a medical emergency at the Todd Road Jail Facility.  Deputies and jail medical staff responded immediately and rendered aid.   Bautista was transported to St. John's Hospital by ambulance.  He was pronounced dead on 1/24/16 at 12:35 p.m. by hospital staff.   


The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau, pending an autopsy by the Medical Examiner. There was no indication of violence or suspicious circumstances. As a matter of policy and procedure, all inmate deaths are investigated by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau.




Prepared by:

Sergeant Dave Lareva


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Mark Gillette (805) 384-4727


Approved by:

Commander Ron Nelson



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).