Utah parents left 3-year-old at corn maze

Boy lost at Utah corn maze left overnight in state custody


"We were trying to calm him down". "He could say his brother's name and his cat's name, but not his own name". Finally, an officer took him to the Child and Family Service, where the boy spent the night. It wasn't until the next morning when a woman called police saying she could not find her son and feared he was left at the corn maze.

The boy was visiting the maze in West Jordan on Monday, Oct. 9, with a large family group, but was left behind.

Police say someone spotted the boy late Monday night and brought the situation to the attention of maze staff.

The maze informed guests that they had a missing child, but nobody came to claim the boy by the time the maze had closed. When the group returned home, they watched a movie and she dozed off, unaware that she had left her child.

West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson said authorities received a call from the mother about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, anxious she had left her son in the maze overnight.

Officials said the child and his family live in a home shared with other families.

It is unclear whether the boy has been released to family members.

Police sent the mother to DCFS, who said she would need to be questioned before they returned her child to her.

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