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Long Island Woman Drowns In Neighbor's Backyard Pool

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Police are investigating the drowning death of a Long Island woman in her neighbor's pool.

The incident happened in Suffolk County on Wednesday, June 24 at about 6:10 p.m. in Fort Salonga.

Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct officers responded to Truxton Lane after a resident called 911 reporting a woman floating in his backyard pool. 

When officers arrived, they found Carol-Jean Werkstell unresponsive in the water.

Werkstell, 76, also of Truxton Lane, was transported to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown where she was pronounced dead.

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