Five children found alone in apartment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police say five children were found alone in an apartment after their mother died of cancer last week.

Authorities told TV station WMC that the children ranged in age from 5 to 11 and were frightened and malnourished.

A 5-year-old boy was taken to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, while the other children were placed with child services.

Residents say the children’s father was supposed to be caring for them after their mother died Aug. 22. Neighbors say he had been to the apartment several times.

Police are still investigating.

The Associated Press