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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.  

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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