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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday April 18th, 2024 :: 12:57 p.m. PDT


Body Recovered from Ocean

Nature of Incident: Body Recovered from Ocean
Report Number: 2024-46823
Location: Pacific Coast Highway / Sandy Dune Beach
Date & Time: 04/17/2024 @ 4:20 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Fire Department, Naval Base Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Camarillo Station Patrol, Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office, Ventura County Major Crimes Bureau.
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(D) Unidentified Male Unknown  Mid-30s  
On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 4:20 PM, Ventura County Fire Department and Naval Base Ventura County Fire Department responded to the Sandy Dune Beach on Pacific Coast Highway for a deceased person who came ashore.
When firefighters arrived, they medically evaluated the male subject and pronounced him deceased at the scene. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the situation and began the initial investigation.
Sheriff’s Major Crime Investigators and the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene for the investigation.  The male subject has not been positively identified.   Investigators from the Major Crimes Bureau investigate all deaths that are suspicious in nature as a matter of practice.  The investigation is still on going. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the male subject are encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Major Crimes Sergeant Craig Hennes at (805) 384-4744.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Prepared by: Sergeant Craig Hennes  
News Release Date: 04/18/2024  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Dean Worthy
[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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Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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