Utah mother found dead after 4-year-old girl discovered in pajamas in park

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(KUTV) A 4-year-old told police her mother was laying down at home when the little girl was spotted out in the cold in her pajamas with no supervision. Ogden, Utah police found a 41-year-old woman dead inside a nearby apartment Thursday.

Police said the girl was reported outside around 5 p.m. Thursday near Marshall White Community Center and park in Ogden. It wasn't clear how the police knew which apartment to check but they found the door open and woman inside. Police said it was believed she had been dead for approximately 15 to 20 hours before discovery.

Neighbors told police the woman had medical issues and police said nothing looked suspicious at the home but investigators documented the scene and the medical examiner will evaluate the cause of death.

The 4-year-old was placed with Utah's Division of Family Services. Police said her father is not involved with raising her and declined to say if other relatives had been located.

Police said Friday the woman's identity will not be released unless it is discovered her death wasn't from natural causes.

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