News Story


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




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