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UPDATE -Body of Deceased Newborn Baby Found in Strawberry Field
5/24/2012 8:40:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

UPDATE -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




Sheriff's Homicide investigators are seeking the public's help in the death of the newborn baby discovered on Monday, May 21st near Camarillo.


Primary concern at this time is the physical and psychological well-being of the mother in this case.  There were indications the mother delivered what is described as a full term fetus at the scene.  Investigators are particularly interested in people who know of someone whose pregnancy may have ended mysteriously over the weekend with no sign of a baby.


The case is being handled as a homicide.  Anyone with information can call Sheriff's Homicide Detective Jose Lopez at (805) 384-4723 or (805) 797-7118.


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:

Captain Don Aguilar

Media Release Date:

May 23, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349

Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith