A homicide investigation is underway following the death of a local jail inmate.
41-year-old Augustine Hernandez was found in his cell Friday at Lerdo Jail.
Detention deputies say they performed lifesaving procedures while waiting for paramedics.
Hernandez was pronounced dead a short time later.
The Kern County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident as a homicide.
Deputies are now waiting for an autopsy to learn more about how Hernandez died.