A three-year-old boy was left at a Utah corn maze Monday night

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The boy was visiting the maze in West Jordan on Monday, Oct. 9, with a large family group, but was left behind.

The owner of the corn maze said the boy was scared and crying, and could not tell them much except how old he was, and the name of his brother and his cat. They reported the child was missing and they believe they left him at the corn maze, KUTV reports. The woman contacted authorities, and when the boy could not be identified, he spent the night with child protective services.

A couple from Utah ended up leaving their child behind at a maze on Monday night but didn't realize he was missing until Tuesday morning.

West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson said authorities received a call from the mother about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, anxious she had left her son in the maze overnight.

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

"The fact that it took so long for them to realize the child was missing - was it purely an accident?"

"Sounds like this is a dwelling with multiple families and a lot of children living in the same home", Monson told the station.

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

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