News release - 12/9/2011

Published 12/9/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT  Arrest of murder suspect
DATE/TIME  December 8, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION  11300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
VICTIM  John Henry, 52, Oxnard resident
SUSPECT  Dominic Luiz Rice DOB 10/24/62, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY  Detective Roger Garcia
CONTACT  Mónica Muñoz, Community Affairs Manager / PIO (805)385-7631


On November 26, 2011, Oxnard Police officers responded to a call regarding a deceased male in the area of Fifth Street and Harbor Boulevard in Oxnard.  An autopsy of the victim, John Henry, was conducted by the Ventura County Medical Examiners Officer and his death was ruled a homicide.
Investigators with the Oxnard PD Major Crimes unit began to investigate this murder and identified 49-year-old Oxnard resident Dominic Rice as the suspect. On Wednesday,
December 7, 2011, investigators secured an arrest warrant for Rice. On Thursday,
December 8, 2011, OPD violent crimes investigators located Rice in the 11300 block of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. He was taken into custody without incident and was booked in the Ventura County Jail for the murder warrant.
No additional information regarding this incident will be released at this point, as the investigation into the murder of John Henry is continuing. 
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Roger Garcia at (805) 385-7688. If you wish to remain anonymous you may contact Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or visit their website at to submit a tip via text or email.


DATE / TIME PREPARED  December 9, 2011 / 1:30 a.m.


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