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Ventura County Jail Inmate Dies

An inmate at a South Coast jail who became ill has died.

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say Jeffrey Kibler was being held at the county’s Pre-Trial Detention facility Monday morning when he said he was having a medical issue.

Jail medical staff who examined the Ventura man say his condition appeared to be worsening, so they called firefighters and paramedics. Kibler was taken to a hospital, where he died less than four hours later. An autopsy is pending.

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. 
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