Utah parents left 3-year-old at corn maze

Posted October 12, 2017

A family left their 3-year-old boy at a corn maze in West Jordan, Utah and did not notice he was missing until the next morning.

Around 8 p.m. last night the boy was handed over to police officers working security at the Crazy Corn Maze in West Jordan, according to our sister affiliate KUTV.

It wasn't until 7:40 a.m. the next day that the child's mother called the police to report him missing.

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Staffers called on a bullhorn and even walked through the maze searching for his family but couldn't find anyone.

But Schmidt said maze workers and police were unable to locate the boy's family and "we couldn't get him to give us his name".

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

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The boy is expected to be reunited with his family.

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

Monson says it wasn't immediately clear how the child's disappearance went undetected, but police are investigating whether any criminal charges are warranted. When the group returned home, they watched a movie and she dozed off, unaware that she had left her child. "These are all questions [investigators] want to ask".

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