Family leaves 3-year-old behind overnight at corn maze

A family in Utah left their 3-year-old child behind overnight in a corn maze._559881

WEST JORDAN, Utah (KTVX) — Police say a mother didn’t realize until Tuesday morning that her 3-year-old child had been left behind while visiting a corn maze Monday night.

Officers were called to the Crazy Corn Maze around 7:30 p.m. Monday on reports of a child left behind. They say they weren’t able to find the child’s parents, so the 3-year-old spent the night with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS).

Around 7 a.m. Tuesday, police say they received a call from a mother saying she couldn’t find her 3-year-old.

The child and the mother have been reunited.

Police went to the family’s home and discovered multiple families living under one roof with 10 children in the home.

DCFS stays involved well after the case has been investigated. They need reassurances the family has a safety plan in place so this doesn’t happen again. Police are still investigating to determine if charges will be placed against the parents.

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