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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday November 16th, 2023 :: 07:29 a.m. PST


Suspect Arrested in Paul Kessler Homicide

Nature of Incident: Suspect Arrested in Paul Kessler Homicide
Report Number: 23-142110
Location: Westlake Boulevard & Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: November 16, 2023 @ 7:04 a.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau, Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, Ventura County Forensic Services Bureau, Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Alnaji, Loay Abdelfattah Moorpark, CA 50
Investigation leads to arrest of suspect in connection with the death of Paul Kessler. 
On November 16, 2023, detectives from the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau contacted Loay Alnaji in the City of Moorpark and arrested him for the death of Paul Kessler. Alnaji will be booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for California Penal Code section 192(b) – involuntary manslaughter and his bail will be set at $1,000,000.

Though an arrest has been made, we continue to encourage community members who may have information about this criminal investigation and have yet to come forward to please contact Detective Stump at (805) 384-4745.

Any persons who were driving a vehicle equipped with video recording equipment, such as Teslas, in the area of Westlake Boulevard and Thousand Oaks Boulevard between 3:00 p.m. and 4 p.m. on November 5th, are encouraged to reach out to detectives or utilize the link provided below to download and submit video footage. 

If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).  Those who wish to share video or pictures of the incident can do so and can remain anonymous by using the following link: or by scanning the attached QR code:
Prepared by: Captain Dean Worthy
Sheriff’s Adjutant / PIO
News Release Date: November 16, 2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Senerey De Los Santos
(805) 654-3019
[email protected]
Sergeant Rob Yoos
(805) 654-2385
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Undersheriff John Reilly
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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).

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800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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