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Missing Plano Man Found Safe Sunday Evening

Corey Cann, 21, had been missing since Friday evening.

A 21-year-old Plano man who had been missing since 7 p.m. on Friday has been reported found safe, said Plano Police Chief Steven Eaves.

“He was found safe in Carbondale,” said Eaves on Sunday evening.

He said friends had helped transport him there. Although there was no definitive answer of why Cann had left, Eaves said, “[Corey] apparently wanted to get away for a while.”

“It’s a really scary situation,” said Eaves. “We’re all very grateful he was found safe. That’s the most important thing.”

Cann had last been seen at his home in the 500 block of Hale Street, Plano, around 7 p.m. Friday by his brother Ed Cann.

Cann said that apparent friends from his brother’s old college, Southern Illinois University, had come by to visit, according to the Aurora Beacon. Their family dog was acting up around the two friends and Ed Cann took the dog out of the room.

When he came back his brother and two friends were gone. One friend came back into the room to grab a coat and told Ed Cann that they were taking “Corey out for a spin in the truck,” according to the Beacon

The family and friends posted the Find Corey Cann Facebook page to help find Cann, who has cerebal palsy and is confined to a motorized wheelchair.

An earlier post on the page believed Cann to be kidnapped, as family friend Beth Kolar said they received a report that Cann had been spotted in his wheelchair in the bed of a light-tan pick-up truck.

The Plano Police Department worked with the Illinois State police to find Cann. 

Jo February 26, 2013 at 07:34 AM
My thoughts exactly.
Jo February 26, 2013 at 07:37 AM
I guess I missed the part where he neglected to contact his family after learning people were looking for him.
Rhubarb February 26, 2013 at 04:20 PM
Jo so why did Mommy report him as a missing person?
Jeri February 26, 2013 at 06:06 PM
I was raised to communicate, that is reasonable. A reasonable request from the family. Sorry guy very self centered. Glad your ok. Watch out who your friends are.
amber wagner February 27, 2013 at 07:04 PM
I find it strange that cory would just dissapear like that, i mean he wouldn't even have me over to his house without talking to his parents first. Glad hes ok though.

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