BURTON-UOPN-TRENT, Uk - An off-duty cop spotted the girl as she walked along a busy road.
When he stopped to ask where she was going the child replied, “"I am going to nursery. I can't wake mummy up."
The alert girl easily led investigators to her home where they found 30-year-old Nicolla Rushton dead. The Guardian reports the woman’s death is “not being treated as suspicious.”
“This is a brilliant piece of work by him,” Inspector Steve Maskrey said of the unnamed officer. “It shows that we are never off-duty.” Maskrey told reporters “my thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this difficult time.”
Neighbors are being praised for helping the family and police. “I must also praise the community, who all came together and helped the police with their inquiries,” Maskrey finished.
The child is now in the custody of other family members.