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Mother leaves behind toddler in corn maze

Posted at 3:42 PM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 09:53:05-04

A Utah mother left behind her 3-year-old son in a corn maze on Monday, prompting local authorities to ask some questions before allowing the child to return to his mother, the Salt Lake Tribune reported

Monday at 7:32 p.m., the child was spotted near the Crazy Corn Maze in West Jordan, Utah by a woman. The woman contacted authorities, and when the boy could not be identified, he spent the night with child protective services. 

It wasn't until Tuesday morning that the mother realized that her child went missing. 

“At 7:42 a.m. today, the mother woke up and noticed he was missing. She realized she may have left him at the corn maze and called us,” West Jordan police Sgt. Joe Monson told the Salt Lake Tribune.

The child was said not to be injured.

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

There have been no charges in association with Monday's incident.