News release - 10/27/2013

Published 10/27/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Homicide
DATE/TIME:  10/26/13 2248 hours
LOCATION:  1100 block of South “L” Street
VICTIM(S):  49 year old Oxnard resident, name withheld pending notification of next of kin
SUSPECT(S):  17 year old Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY:  Sergeant Christopher Williams, (805) 385-7763
 Detective Ken Tougas, (805) 200-5669


On 10/26/13 at approximately 2248 hours, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of South “L” Street regarding a suspicious death. When officers arrived they located a male subject deceased inside the residence.
The victim was a 49 year old Oxnard resident. His name is being withheld until his family is notified. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the subject was a victim of homicide. Investigators were able to identify a suspect and make an arrest. Investigators are continuing their investigation and are still attempting to establish a motive for the attack. Investigators don’t believe this was a random act and both the victim and suspect know each other. Unfortunately because this is an active investigation, no further details will be released at this time.  
Investigators are encouraging anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Ken Tougas at (805) 200-5669. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit  to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  10/27/13, 1830 Hours


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