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Man arrested following the death of his father in Ventura County; Investigators call it a homicide

Tim Hufner
A Ventura County man is dead, and his son is in custody for what detectives say was a homicide.

Family had told authorities he had mental health issues.

A search for a Ventura County man reported to have mental health issues had a tragic ending.

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies launched a search in the Piru area Wednesday after family members reported Daniel Drum missing.

A search failed to find him. But early Thursday morning, deputies received reports of a disturbance at the family’s home. They found Drum’s father, who had been fatally injured.

Drum was found a few hours later in Piru. He’s being held on a murder charge.