News Story


Unincorporated Ventura County - Body of Deceased Newborn Baby Found in Strawberry Field
5/24/2012 8:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Body of Deceased Newborn Baby Found in Strawberry Field

Report Number:



3200 block of Central Avenue - unincorporated Ventura County

Date & Time:

May 21, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Homicide Unit

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

City of Residence


(V) Unknown




A worker discovered the body of a newborn baby in a strawberry field Monday morning in the 3200 block of Central Avenue.


The body was found as workers began picking strawberries in the area. Investigators are trying to determine the identity of the mother as well as the manner in which the baby died.


Investigators are concerned for the mother's health and physical well being, and encourage anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Joe Evans at (805)384-4721.


Ventura County Crimestoppers 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).


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sgt. Eric Buschow

Media Release Date:

May 21, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805) 947-8129

Approved by:

Captain Don Aguilar