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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday February 8th, 2023 :: 11:26 a.m. PST


Murder Suspect Arrested

Nature of Incident: Murder Suspect Arrested
Report Number: VSO:   81-1097
OXPD: 81-20550
Location: 700 Block of Mobil Avenue, Camarillo
1200 Block of Gonzales Road, Oxnard
Date & Time: 01/18/1981 @ 6:30 A.M.
12/12/1981 @ 2:58 A.M.
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
Ventura County District Attorney Investigations Bureau
Oxnard Police Department Major Crimes Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Tony Garcia
(V) Rachel Zendejas
(V) Lisa Gondek
Cold Case Homicide Investigators arrested Tony Garcia for the 1981 murders of Rachel Zendejas and Lisa Gondek.  This was a joint investigation between the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Ventura County District Attorney Investigations Bureau, and the Oxnard Police Department.
A news conference will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. inside the District Attorney’s Office. Credentialed media can gather outside the District Attorney’s Office on the third floor of the Ventura County Government Center, Hall of Justice to be escorted to the media room.
Prepared by: Sergeant Albert Ramirez  
News Release Date: 02/08/2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Jason Karol (PIO)
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Victor Medina
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Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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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