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Pretrial Detention Facility

Ventura County Main Jail Inmate Death

Wednesday May 18, 2022

     An investigation is underway into the death of an inmate at the Ventura County main jail in Ventura.

     The Ventura County Sheriff's Office says that shortly before 1 PM Wednesday, deputies at the Pretrial Detention Facility in Ventura contacted 43-year-old Seth Dees of Camarillo who appeared to be suffering from a medical emergency inside his cell.

     Deputies immediately rendered aid and summoned the medical staff.

     Ventura City Fire paramedics responded and provided more advanced life saving efforts but Dees was pronounced dead at the jail.

     As is standard policy, the Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crime Bureau and the Ventura County Medical Examiner will investigate the death.

     According to jail and court records, Dees was in jail regarding several current open cases and had an extensive history of convictions dating back to 1997 involving several types of crimes.