Utah parents left 3-year-old at corn maze

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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 parents woke up and realized the child was gone after they got home from the corn maze. "He could say his brother's name and his cat's name, but not his own name".

The owners took the boy to a police station where officers contacted child and family services. It wasn't until the next morning when a woman called police saying she could not find her son and feared he was left at the corn maze.

"She said that she believes she might have left him at the corn maze", Monson said.

Authorities in West Jordan, Utah said someone noticed the boy was alone in the maze Monday night and brought the boy to the attention of the maze staff.

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

The next day, the parents of the boy reported him missing to police.

'Sounds like this is a dwelling with multiple families and a lot of children living in the same home, ' he said.

It's unclear if charges are warranted as investigators work to determine what exactly happened.