Tragic Incident in Thousand Oaks: 7-Year-Old Boy Found Dead, Father’s Death Ruled as Suicide

A heartbreaking incident unfolds as a 7-year-old boy tragically loses his life, and his father's death is ruled a suicide in Thousand Oaks.

In a devastating turn of events, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office responded to a distressing call on Tuesday evening at a residence on Chiquita Lane in Thousand Oaks. The lifeless body of 43-year-old Braine Paddock was discovered inside the home. Tragically, Paddock’s 7-year-old son was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead.

Authorities have initiated thorough investigations, which suggest the possibility that the young boy may have been strangled. Ventura County officials have determined Paddock’s cause of death as suicide, compounding the heart-wrenching nature of this incident.

This tragic event serves as a solemn reminder of the need for vigilance and support for those affected by domestic violence. If you or someone you know requires assistance, please reach out to the Los Angeles County hotline at 1-800-978-3600. Alternatively, a national hotline can be contacted at 1-800-799-7233.