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Ventura County jail inmate dies

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Deputies say a female inmate has died after falling at Todd Road Jail Facility.

Deputies say woman slipped and fell at the Todd Road Jail facility, and later died at a hospital.

Ventura County Jail officials say a female inmate has died after she was injured in a fall.

Deputies say Rose Mae Denley fell in the day room of the jail housing unit at the Todd Road Jail Facility Sunday morning. They immediately started to provide first aid, as did a jail nurse who was nearby.

The 50-year-old Port Hueneme woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died.

An autopsy is pending. As is standard practice with jail death, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Bureau is investigating what occurred.

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.