OGDEN — As police continue to investigate the death of a mother in her home, relatives say her daughter is safe with other family members.
On Wednesday, a 4-year-old girl was found without a jacket or shoes and only wearing her pajamas at a snow-covered park across the street from the Marshall White Community Center. A good Samaritan spotted the girl and took her to the center for shelter and called police.
Police say the girl led them across the street to an apartment complex where they found an open door in the 200 block of 28th Street. The child told police "her mom was at home laying down."2 comments on this story
Inside, they found the girl's mother deceased. Police say the death is not considered suspicious, but they were waiting for autopsy results to determine how she died. She was believed to have been dead for 15 to 20 hours before her body was discovered.
Neither the names of the mother nor the girl have been released by police. The girl was initially placed with the Division of Child and Family Services.
But on Facebook, a woman who claimed to be a cousin of the mother posted, "Please prayers for the family … (the girl) will be back in her grandmother's care as of tomorrow … we praise God (she) was found safe. …"