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Ventura County Jail Inmate Dies


Jail officials say he had some type of medical emergency; Autopsy pending

Authorities are trying to figure out what led to the death of a Ventura County Jail inmate.

Jail officials say that just after one a.m. Saturday, David Hernandez had some type of a medical emergency in his cell.

Deputies and jail medical staff started emergency medical aid, and paramedics took over when they arrived.

However, the 40-year-old Oxnard man was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy is pending.