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.