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Arrest made in killing of homeless woman in Ventura County

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Kelsey Ann Dillon posted a YouTube video asking for help getting off the streets in June of 2021, about three months before her murder.

Victim had issued a plea for help in getting off streets on YouTube before her death.

There’s been an arrest in the murder of a homeless woman whose body was found next to a freeway interchange in Ventura County.

In September of last year, the body of Kelsey Ann Dillon was discovered near the Highway 101/33 interchange in Ventura.

An autopsy showed she had suffered a number of head and body injuries.

The 32-year-old woman had recorded a YouTube video months before her death talking about how she became homeless, and asked for the public’s help.

"I've been living on the streets for six months, and before than, in my car for two years," said Dillon. "Honestly, I was pretty happy in my car, because no one bothered me, but then it got totaled, and now I have nowhere to sleep."

She didn’t get that help, and was living on the streets when she died.
The video was recorded in June of 2021. Three months later, she was murdered.

The CHP announced that this week, they arrested 40-year-old Sandra June Dillard for murder. There’s no word on a possible motive.

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.