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Coroner identifies toddler in backyard pool drowning


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Coroner identifies toddler in backyard pool drowning

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 28, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The coroner has identified a young child that died earlier this week after drowning in a local pool. 

1-year-old Robert Lee-Rudy Peterson was pulled from a backyard swimming pool in he 7000 block of Seabirds Place on Monday.

Peterson was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition. Officials announced he passed away early Wednesday morning.

So far, no charges have been filed as the investigation continues.

Family and friends are planning a candlelight vigil on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. on the street where Peterson lived.

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for and KTNV Mobile.