Parents visiting a corn maze in Salt Lake City Monday evening somehow left their three-year-old son behind and noticed he was missing the next morning. An unnamed visitor found the boy outside the Crazy Corn Maze at around 7:30 PM Monday.
“He was crying and upset and obviously scared,”
said the managers of the maze.
They added that the boy was so scared that he forgot his own name. He could only tell his brother’s and his pet’s names, but not his own.
On Monday evening, and off-duty officer allowed the child watch a film in her patrol car while workers were using a bullhorn in the maze to grab his parents’ attention. However, after they failed to locate the boy’s parents, they thought it would be a better idea to wait for the family to return for the lost boy.
No One Returned for the Boy
After closing time, no one showed up to retrieve the child. The boy slept in a Utah Division of Child and Family Services unit overnight.
His mother said that she woke up Tuesday morning and realized the boy was not at home. She thought that he might have been left behind at the corn maze so she contacted the staff.
According to the Division of Child and Family Services, the boy’s parents will have to go through an interview before the boy is returned to their custody. Associated Press found from the local police that the woman presented herself at the police station with 10 other children.
Police spokesman Sgt. Joe Monson noted that the incident is quite common when several families with multiple kids share the same home. The officer confirmed that the DCFS launched its own investigation into the incident.
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