Child found chained up in Memphis home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police found a child restrained in a southeast Memphis home Thursday.

Police say a girl inside the home called them and said her brother was chained up. Officers arrived and found an 8-year-old boy restrained inside the home, WREG reports.

Neighbors say the girl got a hold of a cellphone when her mother went to the grocery store.

Photo of the home in south Memphis (WREG)

Photo of the home in south Memphis (WREG)

Valerie Golden lives nearby and said her son played at the home and returned home to say the children there were hungry and one boy was chained to a fence one day and locked inside a shed another.

“My son has been telling me these kids are starving and they’re in the house with nothing to eat,” she said.

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