News Story


Human Remains Found Near Camp Comfort, Ojai Valley
1/26/2017 4:09:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Death Investigation

Report Number:



Rural encampment near Camp Comfort, Ojai Valley

Date & Time:

01-25-17/1145 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes

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

City of Residence


(D) Unidentified




On 1-25-17, detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office followed up on information of a possible deceased person located in a rural encampment near Camp Comfort. Detectives located the camp and, upon further investigation, confirmed human remains were present. The remains were collected by the Ventura County Coroner's Office. At this time, the identity of the deceased is unknown and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death is ongoing.


Anyone with information is encouraged to call Det. Jose Lopez at (805) 384-4723 or Det. Ron Chips at (805) 384-4737.


Prepared by:

Detective Jose Lopez


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Jose Lopez (805) 384-4723




Approved by:

Capt. 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).