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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday May 28th, 2020 :: 03:57 p.m. PDT


Structure Fire Results in Death

Nature of Incident: Structure Fire Results in Death
Report Number: 20-72401
Location: Bell Ranch Road, Santa Susana Knolls
Date & Time: 05/27/2020 @ 4:49 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit
Ventura County Fire Department Arson Investigation Unit
Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(D) Adult Female Santa Susana Knolls 63
A structure fire resulted in the death of a woman in the Santa Susana Knolls.
On 5/27/2020, at approximately 4:49 PM, personnel from the Ventura County Fire Department responded to a remote area of the Santa Susan Knolls in reference to a call of a brush fire.  When firefighters arrived, they discovered that in addition to the hillside, a residential trailer was fully engulfed in flames.  After the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered a deceased person inside the trailer. 
Sheriff’s Major Crimes investigators, along with Ventura County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Arson investigators, responded to the scene to investigate.  Though the investigation is still ongoing, the initial indication is that the fire started inside the trailer while the victim was home alone.   
Prepared by: Sgt. Albert Ramirez  
News Release Date: 05/28/2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Buschow
(805) 947-8129
[email protected]
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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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