Kern County Sheriff's deputies investigate inmate death at Lerdo facility
Inmate Augustine Hernandez was found dead in cell
Last Updated: 87 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An inmate at the Lerdo Pre-Trail Facility was found dead in his cell, Friday, said Kern County Sheriff's.
Inmate Augustine Hernandez, 41, was found unresponsive around 1 p.m.
Detention deputies and jail nursing staff initiated lifesaving procedures, but couldn't bring Hernandez back to life.
Detective were called to the scene and initiated an investigation.
The Sheriff's office is calling the incident a homicide, but an autopsy is scheduled for Hernandez to determine the cause of death.
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