Utah woman accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter
KSTU / West Valley City Police
Police have identified the mother as Nicole Lester, 29.

via KSTU:

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (KSTU) -- Police are investigating a homicide in a West Valley City home.

On Monday, police responded to 4:45 a.m. report that a young child was killed.

A neighbor of the child called police after the mother, the neighbor says, confessed to killing her 4-year-old daughter.

Police have identified the mother as Nicole Lester, 29.

Police say there was a body of a child found in the basement of the home.

Police have taken Lester into custody on suspicion of aggravated murder.

West Valley City Police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said a 6-year-old boy was asleep in a bedroom at the time of the alleged murder.

The 6-year-old boy is now with his grandmother. The grandmother owns the home, Vainuku says, but she was not home at the time.

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