Ventura County Jail Inmate Death Investigated

Friday October 26, 2018

     The Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit is investigating the death of an inmate at the Pretrial Detention Facility in Ventura.

   Deputies say that around 6:12 PM on Thursday a welfare and safety check was being conducted on inmates when they noticed that an inmate, 61-year-old Michael Larios Torres of Oxnard, was unresponsive in his cell.

   Deputies immediately began to render aid and summoned the jail medical staff as well as Ventura City Fire and AMR Ambulance personnel.

   Ultimately, Torres was pronounced dead at 6:55 PM.

   As is a matter of policy, the death is now under investigation by Major Crimes and the Ventura County Medical Examiner.