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Police: Toddler wandered away from home; found alone on playground

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - An investigation is underway into how a 3-year-old child wandered away from home.

Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, Lexington Police say someone found the child alone at the playground of Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School.

Police say the child lives about a block away on Boone Creek Road.

Police say the child's mother was at work, and the child's older siblings were in charge.

That's when police say the child wandered off.

Police did not file any charges, but they did turn over the investigation to social services.


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