Police investigating after 3-year-old child left in West Jordan corn maze

Corn maze, file photo. Source: Wikipedia

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Oct. 10, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are investigating after a 3-year-old boy was left behind at a West Jordan corn maze Monday night.

West Jordan Police Department spokesman Sgt. Joe Monson told Gephardt Daily that officers were called to the Crazy Corn Maze, at 8800 S. 4000 West, at approximately 8 p.m. when a woman noticed the child had been left behind.

Though the maze informed guests they had a missing child, nobody came forward to claim the boy by the time the maze closed.

Police said they weren’t able to locate the child’s parents, so the little boy spent the night with the Utah Division of Child and Family Services.

At 7:42 a.m. Tuesday, West Jordan Police received a call from the boy’s mother, saying she couldn’t find her child and thought he might have been left at the maze.

Monson said it’s not known how many children the mother has.

“This was a case of multiple families with multiple children living in the same dwelling,” he said. He said it does appear that the mother was at the maze with the child before he went missing.

No citations or charges have been filed as of Tuesday afternoon, Monson said, but the incident is still under investigation.

It’s not known whether the child has been reunited with his family, or is still in the care of the DCFS.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.


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