A Ventura County Sheriff’s Office deputy and jail nurse assigned to the Todd Road Jail Facility, were present when a female inmate became unresponsive due to a fall in the day room of her jail housing unit. Deputies and on-duty medical staff immediately rendered aid and summoned the response for Ventura County Fire personnel and AMR paramedics to provide advanced life-saving efforts.
The female inmate identified as Rose Mae Denley was rushed to a local area hospital where she later died from her injuries.
The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Bureau, pending autopsy results by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. As a matter of policy, the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau investigates all inmate deaths.