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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday September 14th, 2018 :: 04:12 p.m. PDT


Inmate Death Determined to be Homicide


Nature of Incident: Inmate Death Determined to be Homicide
Report Number: 18-142908
Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility; 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura

Date & Time: 09/11/2018 @ 11:15 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, PTDF Classification Unit, PTDF Legal Unit, Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(V) Jeffrey Louis Kibler, Ventura, 53


On September 11, 2018, Jeffrey Kibler was transported from the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (PTDF) to the Ventura County Medical Center due to a medical emergency. Mr. Kibler subsequently died a few hours after arriving at the hospital.

A preliminary investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit along with the results of an autopsy conducted by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that Mr. Kibler died as a result of injuries he received from an assault that took place within the jail shortly before he was transported to the hospital. This homicide investigation is still ongoing and additional information will be released at a later time.

As a matter of policy, the causes of all jail related deaths are investigated by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau.

Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Dean Worthy
News Release Date: 09/14/2018
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Garo Kuredjian
(805) 797-6322;

Approved by: Captain Jeff Miller

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).


Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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