Utah woman accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter 12/31/2019 1:12 pm PST Comments KSTU / West Valley City Police 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. MORE: Woman accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter in West Valley City - KSTU #KSTU #Murder #SaltLakeCity #Utah Related Stories Utah man accused of sexually assaulting disabled woman Hitchhiker charged with attempted murder after woman stabbed Utah suspect subdued after tackling officers during traffic stop 2 ex-spouses dead, 2 kids missing; cult connection with new husband? Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.