Autopsy confirms Rockford toddler drowned
An autopsy today confirmed that a Rockford toddler drowned Monday at a home swimming pool.
Vicente Mendoza Jr., 2, was found around 8 p.m. in an above-ground pool in the 2900 block of 16th Street, Rockford.
CPR attempts after removing the child from the pool were unsuccessful.
Mendoza was transported to SwedishAmerican Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 9:20 p.m. Monday.