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Police investigate why 3 children were left alone near apartment

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(WMC-TV) - After three young children were found alone in a South Memphis apartment Wednesday, investigators are looking into why this happened.

A maintenance worker called police when he found a 3-year-old and 5-year-old child playing outside without parental supervision. A 5-month-old was also found inside the apartment unsupervised.

The grandmother of the infant, Markesya Jackson, said she left her 20-year-old son to watch the children while she went to work.

Her son is the father of the 5-month-old infant.

Officials stated the adult left the children to play video games a few doors down.

Jackson is insisting all children remain in her care while officials investigate the incident.

The Department of Children's Services is involved in the discussion.

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