Arrest in the Killing of Ricardo Silva

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On October 21, 2019, at about 8:42 P.M., Special Enforcement Officers of the Oxnard Police Department were contacted by a citizen regarding a stabbing victim on Eliza Court.  When the officers arrived, 49 year old Ricardo Silva found lying on the ground bleeding from an apparent stab wound to the shoulder.  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded and transported Mr. Silva to the Ventura County Medical Center, where he was taken into surgery.  He died at the hospital from his wounds.

Major Crimes investigators worked diligently through the night to investigate Mr. Silva’s killing and quickly identified the person responsible for his death.  During the investigation, Major Crimes investigators obtained valuable information from several people. As the homicide investigation continued, investigators were able to determine that Mr. Silva and Ms. Rodriguez were in a dating relationship.  During an argument, 46 year old Ms. Alvina Rodriguez stabbed Mr. Silva.

Ms. Rodriguez was ultimately arrested for voluntary manslaughter and she was booked into the Ventura County Jail on a bail amount of $50,000.

Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective Jose Velazquez (805) 385-7760. Investigators are also encouraging anyone who may have video recorded or photographed all or part of the incident, to upload your media directly to the investigators via the following link: All submissions are immediately logged into the Oxnard Police Department’s digital evidence system.  Contact information is not stored by Axon and community members can remain anonymous, choosing to upload their files without providing contact information. 

The City of Oxnard offers a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City.

Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website:, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity.  You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: to submit a tip via text or email.

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