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Ventura County Jail Inmate Dies


Authorities are investigating the death of a Ventura County jail inmate.

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say Brian Masterson was unresponsive in his cell at the county’s Pre-Trial Detention Facility Sunday night.  There was no one else in the cell with the 35-year-old man.

Deputies started first aid, and called jail medical staff.  The Palos Verdes man was taken to a Ventura hospital, where he died Tuesday night.

There’s no word yet on what may have led to the inmate’s death.  An autopsy is pending.