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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday March 12th, 2020 :: 01:10 p.m. PDT


Inmate Death

Nature of Incident: Inmate Death
Report Number: 19-39221
Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility; 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura
Date & Time: 03/11/2020 @ 9:24 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) Kornbluth, Daniel Steven Thousand Oaks  
On 03/11/2020, at approximately 9:24 AM, Daniel Kornbluth, whom was housed alone in a cell within the Special Housing Unit of the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, was being evaluated by medical staff. During the evaluation, Mr. Kornbluth began suffering from a medical emergency.  Deputies and medical staff immediately started rendering medical aid to Mr. Kornbluth.  Ventura City Fire and American Medical Response personnel also responded to provide more advanced care. Ultimately, Mr. Kornbluth was transported by ambulance to the Community Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.  Sometime thereafter, Mr. Kornbluth’s medical condition stabilized and he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.  At approximately 1:20 PM, Mr. Kornbluth’s medical condition began to decline.   Hospital staff performed life saving measures; however, Mr. Kornbluth did not survive, and he was pronounced deceased at approximately 1:39 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 Dean Worthy  
News Release Date: 03/12/2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Marta Bugarin
[email protected]
(805) 947-8052
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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Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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