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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday November 29th, 2019 :: 08:52 p.m. PST


Media Release - Inmate Death

Nature of Incident: Inmate Death
Report Number: 19-185724
Location: Todd Road Jail; 600 Todd Road, Santa Paula, CA
Date & Time: 11/28/2019 @ 8:22 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
TRJ Classification Unit
Detention Services Legal Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(D) Hays, Lance Alexander Camarillo  
On 11/28/2019, at approximately 8:22 PM, Lance Hays was discovered unresponsive in his cell at the Todd Road Jail. Deputies rendered aid and summoned jail medical staff. Ventura County Fire and American Medical Response personnel also responded to provide more advanced care. Ultimately, Mr. Hays was pronounced deceased at 9:00 PM.
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: Sergeant Albert Ramirez  
News Release Date: 11/29/2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Albert Ramirez
(805) 384-4761
[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

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