Brentwood Toddler Drowned in Backyard Pool

A 2-year-old girl drowned in the backyard pool of a relative’s home in her hometown of Brentwood over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

Arlyn Vanegas-Luna was found unresponsive in an above-ground swimming pool on Chestnut Street at 4:35 p.m. Friday, police said.

The victim, who lived next door, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where she was pronounced dead.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

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