News Story


Dead Body Found in Strawberry Field Near Ventura
11/26/2013 4:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Dead Body Found in Strawberry Field Near Ventura

Report Number:



4200 block of Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, Ca.

Date & Time:

Nov. 26, 2013 @ 6:07 am

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau


A man's body was found early this morning in a strawberry field just outside the city limits of Ventura. A field worker discovered the body of an adult white male in the 4200-block of Olivas Park Drive.


Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the man dead shortly after 6:00 am. The cause of death is not known at this time.


Investigators canvassed the surrounding area and examined the scene for evidence before the body was removed by the medical examiner.


Anyone who has information about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Todd Inglis at (805)384-4730.


Ventura County Crime Stoppers 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).

Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow


Media Release Date:

Nov. 26, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129


Approved by:

Captain Jeff Miller