Update: Authorities identify man fatally stabbed in Newbury Park

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A man died of apparent stab wounds early Sunday in Newbury Park, sheriff's officials said.
A man died of apparent stab wounds early Sunday in Newbury Park, sheriff's officials said.

A man died of stab wounds early Sunday in Newbury Park, authorities said.

Shortly after 3:30 a.m., Ventura County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 1800 block of West Hillcrest Drive for a disturbance call involving multiple subjects, said sheriff's Capt. Cameron Henderson.

The site was outside an apartment complex in a residential part of the Thousand Oaks neighborhood, located east of Rancho Conejo Boulevard, Henderson said. Deputies found a man with multiple stab wounds dead at the scene.

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The victim was identified Sunday afternoon as Oliver Manning Willis, 24, of Thousand Oaks.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday confirmed that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds and the manner was homicide.

Sheriff's authorities on Sunday searched the area and as of midafternoon had not found or identified any suspects, Henderson said. Major crimes investigators remained at the scene into the late morning.

The 911 call sounded as if the disturbance may have been a fight, Henderson said, but that information had not been verified.

No other details were available by press time. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Major Crimes Sgt. Francisco Jauregui at 805-384-4737 or email francisco.jauregui@ventura.org. Information can also be provided anonymously via calling Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Willis had been arrested in July 2018 in connection with a shooting incident in Simi Valley that reportedly injured another man. Willis later pleaded guilty to a felony firearms discharge offense, according to Ventura County Superior Court records.

Previously, the most recent homicide investigated by the sheriff's office took place April 21 in Piru, when a 25-year-old man allegedly stabbed to death his father, Steve A. Acosta, 62. The son, Daniel Drum, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: Fatal stabbing in Newbury Park leaves 1 man dead