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Inmate death in Santa Paula jail

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Lance Hays died in his jail cell in Santa Paula Thursday evening.

SANTA PAULA, Calif. - The Ventura County Sheriff's Office reported an inmate death at the Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula on Thursday.

At about 8:22 p.m. inmate Lance Hays from Camarillo was discovered unresponsive in his cell.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Ventura County Fire and American Medical Response worked alongside jail medical staff to provide advanced care to Hays.

Ultimately, Lance Hays was pronounced deceased at 9 p.m.

The Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau is investigating the cause of Hay's death and is awaiting autopsy results from the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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