Utah parents left 3-year-old at corn maze

Frederick Owens
October 12, 2017

He says the boy was cold and frightened but unhurt when someone else found him at the maze Monday evening. "We were trying to calm him down". He also couldn't tell them much except his age, the name of his brother and his cat.

After asking guests about the found child, the boy was taken to the Utah Division of Child and Family Services, according to KUTV.

Police Sgt. Joe Monson said Tuesday the child was apparently left behind while visiting the Crazy Corn Maze with a large family group. Security personnel started to search and Schmidt went through the maze with a bullhorn, calling out for anyone who might be missing a child, he said.

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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The Salt Lake Tribune reports that police have told them the living situation was "A case of multiple families with multiple children living in the same home".

Monson said the Division of Child and Family Services can not release the status of the child because of privacy policies. When the group returned home, they watched a movie and she dozed off, unaware that she had left her child.

There have been no charges in association with Monday's incident.

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