The following September 11, 1924 Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 1, column 3:
Lowell Girl Is Abducted
ARRESTED IN MILWAUKEE WITH HER ABDUCTOR AND BROUGHT BACK TO LAKE COUNTY
The town was thrown into considerable turmoil when it was learned that Helen Koonce had been abducted. According to the girl's story she was sitting on the porch when a car drove up with a young fellow by the name of Rex Meadows and a fellow from Cook in it. Meadows began talking to the girl and finally, according to her story, picked her up and put her in the car and began to drive away. She told him she did not want to go with him but wanted to go back home and he told her he would take her back home but instead drove out of town. Two of the girl's brothers had jumped on the car when it started, and Meadows put them off the car at the William Taylor residence in the north part of town and then drove away with the girl. When they got to Cook the other fellow got out and Meadows went on with the girl, finally landing in Milwaukee, Wis., where they were both picked up by the police and Marshal Duckworth was notified that they had them. They were ordered to hold them until he could get there. When Marshal Duckworth arrived in Milwaukee he had a hard time getting Meadows on account that he was wanted there for stealing an automobile. Finally they released him and he was brought back to Lowell and was taken to Crown Point and put in jail. Mr. Duckworth called up Brook, the home of Meadows, and they said he was a bad case and had escaped just recently from the reform school at Plainfield. The Plainfield officials called up the Marshal and he told them he had him. It seems that his taking the girl and the circumstances connected with it was not strong enough to stick him, so he will be taken back to Plainfield and when he is discharged will probably be taken back to Milwaukee to stand trial for stealing the automobile.
The following June 11, 1925 Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 1, column 1:
Miss Helen Koonce, of Lowell, and Theodore Lamphier, of Crown Point, were united in marriage at Crown Point, Wednesday, June 3rd, by Rev. Adkins. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koonce and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lamphier, of Crown Point. Both the bride and groom are well known in and around Lowell. They will make their home in Hobart.