Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

Child left behind at Utah corn maze

Child left behind at Utah corn maze

"He couldn't tell us his name, he could say he was three years old, [that] was about it", Police Sgt. Joe Monson told Fox Carolina.

Monson says the boy was cold and frightened but unhurt when a Good Samaritan found him at the maze Monday evening and brought him to staff there. Because the boy only revealed his age and the names of his brother and cat, the owners went vehicle to auto and throughout the maze, announcing that a lost child had been found, per KSL.

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

Authorities cared for the child until his mother called police at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday when she realized her son was missing.

Investigators went to the house and said several families live there together with multiple children.

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The child was said not to be injured.

Employees told police they found the boy by himself and that no one had come forward to claim him by the time the maze closed.

Police have issued no citations, noting the incident had been turned over the DFS for investigation and it is unclear rather or not they have released the child back into parental custody.

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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