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Arrest made in connection with South Coast killing

Man arrested for stabbing death in Conejo Valley.
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Man arrested for stabbing death in Conejo Valley.

Suspect identified, taken into custody for stabbing death in Conejo Valley.

There’s been an arrest in connection with a murder on the South Coast.

Oliver Willis was stabbed to death on West Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks early Sunday morning. Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives identified Alain Alvarez of Thousand Oaks as a suspect in the killing.

The 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on an unrelated charge. Detectives got a search warrant, and say they recovered evidence connecting Alvarez to the murder of the Thousand Oaks man.

There’s no word yet on what led to the killing.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.