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Ventura County man accused of torture, murder in death of girlfriend

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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
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Thousand Oaks man accused of torture, murder of girlfriend.

Detectives think killing in Conejo Valley was a domestic violence incident.

A Ventura County man is facing murder, mayhem, and torture charges after his girlfriend was found dead on Christmas Eve in her Thousand Oaks apartment.

Deputies were called to the apartment on the 600 block of McCloud Avenue just after 1 a.m. Friday by reports of an unresponsive woman. They say she was unconscious, and seriously injured.

Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives say they found evidence she had been tortured.

Her live-in boyfriend was at the scene. After questioning, Saul Nava was arrested. Investigators got a search warrant, and say they seized evidence related to the case.

The 21-year-old man is being held in lieu of $2 million bail.