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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday August 20th, 2019 :: 02:24 p.m. PDT


Media Release - Inmate Death

Nature of Incident: Inmate Death
Report Number: 19-129818
Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility; 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura
Date & Time: 08/18/2019 @ 10:50 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
PTDF Classification Unit
PTDF Legal Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(D) Bustamante, Robert Raymond Oxnard 53
On 08/18/2019, at approximately 10:50 AM, deputies at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility discovered that Robert Bustamante was unresponsive in his cell. Deputies immediately began to render aid and summoned jail medical staff. Ventura City Fire and American Medical Response personnel also responded to provide more advanced care. Ultimately, Mr. Bustamante was pronounced deceased at 11:21 AM.
The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, pending autopsy results from the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. As a matter of policy, the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau investigates the causes of all inmate deaths.
Prepared by: Detective Greg Cadman  
News Release Date: 08/19/2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Marta Bugarin
(805) 947-8052
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jeff Miller
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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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