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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday May 31st, 2023 :: 06:30 p.m. PDT


Death Investigation

Nature of Incident: Death Investigation
Report Number: 23-68659
Location: 2300-block Chiquita Lane, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 05/30/23 @ 6:58 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit, East County Major Crimes Unit, Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit, Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Blaine Paddock
(V)  Male juvenile
Thousand Oaks
On 05/30/2023, at approximately 6:58 PM, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a male subject who requested deputies respond to a residence located in the 2300-block of Chiquita Lane in the City of Thousand Oaks regarding a possible suicide.
Deputies assigned to the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded and located one unresponsive adult male and one unresponsive male juvenile at the location. The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene. The male juvenile was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The two decedents were identified as father and son and both were associated to the residence.
Detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Major Crimes and East County Major Crimes Units responded to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the property. An investigator from the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office responded and, in coordination with detectives, completed a scene investigation. The adult male was identified as (S) Blaine Paddock.
The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted autopsies on both Paddock and the male juvenile. The cause of death for Paddock was ligature strangulation and the manner is suicide.  The cause of death for the male juvenile was strangulation and the manner is homicide. Detectives do not believe there are any outstanding suspects relating to the deaths. This investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Major Crimes Sergeant Francisco Jauregui at (805) 384-4737 or email, [email protected]. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Prepared by: Sergeant Francisco Jauregui  
News Release Date: 05/31/2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Francisco Jauregui
(805) 384-4737
[email protected]
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Booking Photo Release:
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).

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