Press Release

 

Inmate Death
8/7/2012 8:10:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:    Inmate Death          

 

Location:                     Pre-Trial Detention Facility, Ventura                

 

Unit Responsible:     Major Crimes Unit and Detention Services Legal Unit           

 

Decedent:                                          Address                                                       Age

Female                                               Simi Valley                                   53

                                                                       

Narrative:  

 

Major Crimes detectives and Jail personnel are investigating an inmate death that occurred at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura.  The death appears to be from natural causes.  There was no indication of violence or suspicious circumstances.

 

On August 4, 2012, at approximately 10:20 p.m., during routine cell checks, deputies noticed the inmate not breathing.  They entered the cell where they found the inmate unresponsive.  Emergency aid was rendered by deputies.  Ventura County Fire personnel and paramedics were summoned and performed advanced life saving support.  The inmate was pronounced dead at the jail shortly thereafter. 

 

The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit, pending an autopsy by the Medical Examiner. The name of the decedent is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

 

 

 

Officer Preparing Release:       Sergeant Dave Lareva

 

Follow-up Contact:                     Sergeant Steve Rhods

 

Date of Release:                          August 4, 2012

 

Approved by:                               Captain Eric Dowd