On September 24, 2021, at approximately 9:46 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a call of an unresponsive adult female in the vegetation area between the SR-33 southbound Main Street off-ramp and the North Olive Street on-ramp to the northbound SR-33. Upon the arrival of law enforcement and fire department personnel, it was determined the female was deceased. Based on an investigation currently being conducted by the California Highway Patrol, it was determined the decedent, identified as 30 year old Kelsey Ann Dillon, was the victim of a homicide. The investigation is still ongoing.
The California Highway Patrol is seeking information from the public regarding the homicide of Luis Contreras Mendez (D.O.B. 6-6-1974), pictured below. He was found deceased on Sunday September 6, 2020. Mendez’ body was found in the area of northbound Vineyard Avenue on-ramp to the northbound US-101 freeway. Mendez was a transient who frequented the shopping centers and freeway ramps adjacent to US-101 and Vineyard Avenue. The Ventura CHP is seeking any information on unusual events, confrontations, interactions, or sightings of Mendez which took place during the first week of September. Please call Officer Steve Lutzke with Ventura CHP at 805-662-2640. You may remain anonymous by calling Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Detective Ken Tougas at (805) 200-5669 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.