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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Sunday June 4th, 2023 :: 04:17 p.m. PDT


Inmate Death

Nature of Incident: Inmate Death
Report Number: 23-70824
Location: Todd Road Jail Facility / 600 S. Todd Road, Santa Paula CA
Date & Time: 06/04/23 @ 1:40AM  
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
Todd Road Jail Classification Unit
Sheriff’s Legal Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(D) Rizalla, Cynthia Louise
Oxnard 53
On 06/04/2023, at approximately 1:40 A.M., deputies at the Todd Road Jail Facility located Ms. Cynthia Rizalla, who appeared to be suffering from a medical emergency inside her cell.  Deputies immediately rendered aid and summoned medical staff.  Ventura County Fire Department personnel and American Medical Response (AMR) paramedics responded to the scene to provide advanced life-saving efforts.  Life-saving efforts proved unsuccessful, and Ms. Rizalla was pronounced deceased at the jail.
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 all inmate deaths.
Prepared by: Detective Jaime Gomez
News Release Date: 06/04/2023
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Dean Worthy
(805) 654-2417
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Victor Medina
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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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