Cops may have been more than a bit understated when they called the girl’s actions "kind of heroic."
Police would not confirm what the little girl saw or said to them but a warrant has been issued for her father, Johnny Lawshawn Shipman.
Shipman is believed to have killed Kristi Lynn Delaney, possibly in front of the child.
Sgt. Kristin Thompson of the Lake County Sheriff's Department told Reuters "she went down to her grandmother's and said she couldn't get her mom to wake up."
The child knew the way to her because she and her mother had made the trip many times before.
When police arrived at the home they found Delaney dead on the living room floor.
Court records show Delaney had filed for child support from Shipman in 2011 and then in 2012 filed for a protective order.