Child Death Investigation


On Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 8:14 a.m., the Ventura City Fire Department and Ventura Police Patrol Units responded to a call at a residence on Bell Way in Ventura for a child who was injured as a result of a fall from a crib. When Fire personnel arrived on scene the child was found unresponsive and was immediately transported to Ventura County Medical Center. The child was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Due to the circumstances of the call, the Ventura Police Department Major Crimes Unit responded to take over the investigation. As a result of the investigation, Ventura PD Detectives determined that the mother of the victim, Jessica Navarro, 27, physically assaulted the child and caused his death. Navarro was booked at Ventura County Jail for 273ab PC, assault on a child causing death.

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