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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Saturday January 4th, 2020 :: 03:40 p.m. PST


Moorpark Homicide Investigation and Arrest

Nature of Incident: Murder Investigation and Arrest
Report Number: 20-1256
Location: 875 W. Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark, CA.
Date & Time: 1/3/2020 @ 2:20 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
Moorpark Police Department
Thousand Oaks Police Department
Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(V)   Adult Male
(A)   Elsworth Cadle
Murder suspect Elsworth Cadle was arrested after a thorough investigation, following a reported shooting.
On 1/3/2020, at approximately 2:20 PM, the Sheriff’s Communications Center received a report of shots fired in the area of Public Storage, 875 W. Los Angeles Ave. in the city of Moorpark. Moorpark Police Department deputies responded and located a deceased male in the area and determined the death was a homicide.
Information was developed that identified the suspect, Elsworth Cadle. Deputies located and arrested Cadle at approximately 11:14 PM. A firearm was recovered during the investigation.  Cadle was booked at the Ventura County Jail for the criminal violation of 187(a) PC / Murder. His bail was set at 3 Million Dollars.
Prepared by: Sergeant Ryan Clark
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News Release Date: 1/4/2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Hatlee;  (805) 947-8253
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Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jeff Miller

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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