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CDCR Seeking Incarcerated Man Who Walked Away from Acton Conservation Camp

ACTON – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are seeking a minimum-security incarcerated person who walked away from Acton Conservation Camp in Los Angeles County on Wednesday, October 18.

Julian OchoaRuiz, 38, was discovered missing at 11:00 p.m. Staff immediately launched a search of the camp buildings and grounds. CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, Los Angeles County Fire, and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search.

OchoaRuiz is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen on camp grounds wearing gray sweatpants, gray t-shirt, and gray ball cap.

He was admitted from Merced County on Feb. 14, 2023, to serve a three-year, eight-month, sentence for Discharge of a Firearm Inhabited Dwelling and Evading or Attempting to Evade a Peace Officer.

Anyone who sees OchoaRuiz or has knowledge of his whereabouts can contact the Acton Conservation Camp Commander at (661) 268-0113, any law enforcement agency, or 9-1-1.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all people who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Incarcerated person Julian OchoaRuiz
Pictured: Julian OchoaRuiz


Contact: CDCR Press Office