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Friday, Jul 11 2014 05:27 PM

Female inmate dies at Lerdo infirmary

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A 24-year-old Bakersfield woman was found dead in her cell Friday afternoon in the infirmary at Lerdo Jail's Pretrial facility.

Kern County Sheriff's jail personnel and medical staff found the inmate at 1:40 p.m. and performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but she was declared dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

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