Utah man finds a 4-year-old alone in the snow after her mother died

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Marcus King was on his way to play basketball when he heard a little girl's voice coming from a playground nearby. King told Fox13 in Salt Lake City, he was shocked to see her out in the cold without shoes or a jacket.

"She didn’t have any jacket, no shoes, no parental supervision, and just took action then and took her inside,” King said.

King took her into a community center and called police. It took nearly three hours to find where the little girl lived, and when police got there, the door was standing open and the girl's mother was found dead.

Lt. Tim Scott of the Ogden Police told Fox13, "Officers went inside and found a 41-year-old mother dead. She was living alone with her mother. There is no sign of foul play. There are some pre-existing medical conditions that may have played a role."

Police say the mother had been dead for about 24 hours. The Division of Child and Family Services are taking care of the child while they contact her relatives.

King told Fox13 he was glad to have found the child. He said, "This is not a good part of Ogden -there's a lot of weirdos around here, and I'm really, really fortunate and happy that I got to her, and nobody else did."