Update: Plano Police Chief Says Case Is Being Treated as Missing Person, Not Kidnapping

21-year-old wheelchair bound Plano resident Corey Cann has not been seen since approximately 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

Update 7:56 p.m., Sunday

Corey Cann has been reported found safe, said Plano Police Chief Steven Eaves. Read the account here. 

Update 2:10 p.m., Sunday

Plano Police Chief Steven Eaves told Patch that Corey Cann is currently being treated as a missing person by the police department.

"As of right now we're looking at a missing person. If it does become a kidnapping or abduction we will change the status," he said. 

Eaves said that Cann's information was submitted to the state police

Update 11:10 p.m., Sunday

Family and friends of Corey Cann are organizing a search at 1:15 p.m. at the Yorkville Community Christian Church, 129 Commercial Drive. Anyone who would like to help is asked to please gather there. 

Update 11:40 a.m., Sunday

A family friend of Corey Cann said the missing 21-year old was kidnapped.

Beth Kolar, who is in charge of the Find Corey Cann Facebook page, said that someone reportedly saw Cann in his wheelchair in the bed of a large, light-tan pick-up truck leaving the house and headed towards Route 34.

Cann had been at home with his brother, said Kolar, and said he was expecting friends. She said the family dog became agitated when the friends, of whom the family reportedly did not know, and the brother left the room. 

When he returned Corey Cann was gone. 

"Corey is typically loud," said Kolar. "He'll yell that he's leaving when he heads out the door and greets everyone loudly. It's not like him to leave quietly like that."

The Plano Police Department has not confirmed any reports of a kidnapping. Patch has not been able to reach the Plano Police Department since the previous update this  morning. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Plano Police Department at 630-552-3121 or by dialing 911.

Update 9:33 a.m., Sunday

The Plano Police Department has confirmed that Corey Cann, 21, has been reported missing.

He was last seen, according to the Plano Police report, in the 500 block of Hale Street, Plano. Cann was wearing a white Brookfield Zoo t-shirt and glasses. 

Original post

Corey Cann of Plano went out with friends Friday night at approximately 7 p.m. and has not been seen nor heard from by his family since.

Cann has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. When Cann, 21, left home Friday night he was not dressed for the winter weather, a family friend said. He was clad in sweat pants and a t-shirt. He was not wearing a coat when he left.

The family said they did not know the individuals their son left with.

Family and friends are anxious to find Cann. A missing persons report has been filed with the Plano Police Department. Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Cann, or has seen him in the last 24 hours is urged to call the Plano Police Department at 630-552-3121.

Patch Editor Alex Keown contributed to part of this report.

charlies angel February 25, 2013 at 05:32 PM
That is great news! Why didn't patch update this?
Alex Keown February 25, 2013 at 09:56 PM
http://yorkville.patch.com/articles/corey-cann-missing-found-safe-plano-police-department the update is its own article and was sent out as a breaking news alert, which you can sign up to receive here http://yorkville.patch.com/newsletters
Jo February 26, 2013 at 07:13 AM
He's not a child, he's an adult. He also has a physical disability, NOT an intellectual disability. He was just as free to come and go as any other adult his age. Quit blaming the poor parents. I'm glad Corey was found safe.
Jo February 26, 2013 at 07:20 AM
Oy vey, here we go again. Cerebral palsy is a PHYSICAL disability, not a cognitive one. Many people with CP live very independent lives. There are teachers, attorneys, and even doctors who have CP. Having a physical disability is *not* the same as having a cognitive disability, and it does not mean you need to be under Mummy's thumb 24/7. How nice that you have an autistic brother, but that has nothing to do with this young man. His diagnosis and abilities are very, very different from your brother's.
Christina Milburn February 26, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Update - since Corey was found, they changed the name of the facebook page, in turn changing the link. Here's the new one. https://www.facebook.com/CoreyCannFOUND


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