Mother leaves behind toddler in corn maze


He says the boy was cold and frightened but unhurt when someone else found him at the maze Monday evening.

The corn maze staff got the boy a blanket. He also couldn't tell them much except his age, the name of his brother and his cat.

Schmidt, 42, from South Jordan, said it is not unusual for family members to get lost or separated in the corn maze, so when someone first found the toddler, "we weren't in panic mode right away".

The boy was placed into custody of the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) for the night.

It wasn't until Tuesday morning that the mother realized that her child went missing. They reported the child was missing and they believe they left him at the corn maze, KUTV reports.

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Monson says she later arrived at the police station with about 10 children.

Monday at 7:32 p.m., the child was spotted near the Crazy Corn Maze in West Jordan, Utah by a woman.

The maze informed guests that they had a missing child, but nobody came to claim the boy by the time the maze had closed.

Monson said the Division of Child and Family Services can not release the status of the child because of privacy policies.

Authorities would not confirm whether the child has been returned to the mother.