News Story


Ventura - Inmate Death
1/27/2018 2:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Inmate Death

Report Number:

RB# 18-14403


Pre-Trial Detention Facility

Date & Time:

January 27, 2018 @ 2:00 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Services Legal Unit

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau, PTDF Classification Unit and Detention

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(D) Keith Brian Welbourne    City of Moorpark   31


On January 27, 2018, at approximately 2:00 AM, deputies noticed Keith Welbourne was

unresponsive and not breathing in a cell at the Pre Trial Detention Facility (PTDF). Emergency

aid was immediately rendered by deputies and jail medical staff. Ventura City Fire Department

and American Medical Response (AMR) personnel were summoned to provide more advanced

life-saving efforts. Mr. Welbourne was transported from the PTDF to Community Memorial

Hospital (CMH) where he was ultimately pronounced deceased.

The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Bureau. There

was no indication of violence or suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr. Welbourne's death.

As a matter of policy and procedures, all inmate deaths are investigated by the Sheriff's Major

Crimes Bureau.

Prepared by:

Detective Greg Cadman

News Release Date:

January 27, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact:

(805) 797-6424

Detective Greg Cadman

Approved by:

Captain Jeff Miller