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Ventura County Sheriff’s Office – Inmate Death

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