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Son Missing Since Destructive Party Returned to Home

April 9, 1988

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) _ A 20-year-old developmentally disabled man who disappeared after his family’s home was left in shambles by partying vandals six days ago was found Friday in Indiana and returned to his home, police said.

The party, which caused about $10,000 in damages to the home of Corrinne and Wallace McConaghey while they were away on vacation, apparently began after their son, Michael, gave out his number on a Chicago radio station, saying he was lonely and a 17-year-old woman responded, police said.

Michael McConaghey was found noon today in Indiana, said a police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity. ″No further details are being given out at the request of his parents,″ she said

In a related development Friday, the woman, Lisa Wood of Wheaton, was charged with the theft of the family’s car, and Michael Bastan, 19, of Hoffman Estates, and Daniel Converse, 24, of Elmhurst, with possession of stolen property, Sgt. Doug Larsson said.

The auto was recovered from a forest preserve Monday, one day after police were called to the family’s home by neighbors and interviewed Michael about the wreckage.

Police also have three other youths in custody and recovered a video camera, numerous pieces of camera equipment, a computer printer and clothing. About $15,000 worth of the family’s possesions were stolen, police said.

Deputy Chief Richard Hammer said Miss Wood apparently instigated the party, which reportedly began March 29 and continued until Sunday.

Authorities said Miss Wood apparently contacted Michael after hearing him give his phone number on a Chicago radio station and saying he was loneley and wanted some calls.

Miss Wood told police she kept Michael ″drunk and happy″ while different groups of partygoers came to the house.

Miss Wood apparently heard the radio program, called Michael and arranged to come to the house, police said.

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