The death of a 1-year-old in California City has been ruled a homicide, according to a Kern County Sheriff's coroner's office news release.
A little before 10 p.m. Dec. 20, Aalyiah Jerkins died of blunt force head trauma, according to the news release on the autopsy completed Wednesday. Aalyiah was a resident of Las Vegas. An incident happened in the 20000 block of 84th Street in California City, and Aalyiah was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where she died, according to the news release.
The California City Police Department is investigating the death, according to the news release. California City police refused to provide any more information on the investigation.