News Story


Inmate Death at Todd Road Jail
8/10/2016 2:18:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Inmate Death

Report Number:



Todd Road Jail, 600 Todd Road, Santa Paula, CA

Date & Time:

August 10, 2016 / 0638 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Major Crimes


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

City of Residence


Female, Age 64





The Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau and the Medical Examiner's Office are investigating an inmate death that occurred at the Sheriff's Todd Road Jail Facility on August 10, 2016.  The female inmate, who had been in custody since Sunday, August 7, for drug related charges, was found unresponsive in her cell at the time deputies were serving breakfast.  Jail medical personnel, and first responders from the Ventura County Fire Department responded immediately and pronounced her death.  As a normal course of duties in the jail, deputies had checked her cell hourly since the time she was booked into custody, including throughout the night prior to the time she was found to be unresponsive.  She appeared to be sleeping throughout the night.  The identity of the woman is being withheld until after notification to her next of kin.  More information will follow after additional investigation is completed.



Prepared by:

Commander Ron Nelson


News Release Date:

August 10, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Denise Sliva, 805-947-9258



Approved by:

Captain Bill Schierman