Tennessee police are investigating a photo posted on Facebook that appeared to show two young children whose hands and mouths were bound and covered with duct tape, authorities told NBC News Sunday.
The kids appeared to be in a car, and the photo was published last week under a caption that read, "Kids for Sale 45% Off because they bad." The profile of the user has been deleted. NBC News is not identifying the user to protect the identity of the victims.
Memphis Police spokesman Louis Brownlee said the photo was sent to the police by "a few sources" on Thursday. He declined to provide additional details because of an ongoing investigation.