Cold Cases

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office values any information that may assist us in solving a crime and bring justice for victims.

There are two ways to provide information directly to the Sheriff’s Office:

  • Call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at: (805) 383-8704.
  • Email the Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at:

If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or visit to submit a tip via text or email.



81-1097: Rachel Zendejas

On January 18, 1981, the body of Rachel Zendejas (11-20-60) was found by two newspaper delivery boys in the carport area of an apartment complex in the 700 block of Mobil Avenue in Camarillo. Rachel’s body was across the street from the apartment building where she resided. Rachel had been sexually assaulted and strangled by an unknown suspect. Her murder is connected to the 1980 murder of Lisa Gondek which occurred in Oxnard.

If you have any information regarding Rachel’s murder, no matter how insignificant, please contact the Ventura County Cold Case Unit at (805) 383-8704 or