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District Attorney investigating homicide at Kern Valley State Prison

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The Kern County District Attorney’s office and the Office of the Inspector General are investigating a homicide in Kern Valley State Prison, according to the Kern County coroner's office.

Los Angeles man Jose Aviles, 26, died Sept. 9 from multiple blunt force traumas at the scene, the coroner's office stated. The time of the incident remains unknown, the coroner's office added.