Archive for Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Police: Search for student Aisha Khan cost $36K in overtime

January 4, 2012


— A northeast Kansas police department says its officers racked up nearly $36,000 in overtime searching for a college student who disappeared for five days last month.

The Overland Park Police Department released the overtime figures Wednesday, saying 63 officers were involved in the search for Aisha Khan.

The 19-year-old Johnson County Community College disappeared Dec. 16 after leaving her sister a voicemail saying a man was harassing her on the Edwards campus of Kansas University. Police treated the case as a possible abduction.

But Khan was found unharmed five days later at a still-undisclosed location. There has been no public explanation, and police have said no charges would be filed because college officials — not the family — reported the disappearance.

Khan is married and lives in Olathe.


kawrivercrow 2 years, 3 months ago

If it can be proved that she knew there was an ongoing manhunt involving local and federal law enforcement, but yet continued to hide for 5 days, then she is undeniably guilty in perpetuating fraud, even if her initial actions were not illegal. Her only real defense would be psychosis, which is hard to believe, given the apparently staged 'scene of abduction' combined with her too-calm and too-coherent call to her sister.

She always had the option of contacting authorities and confirming that she was not an abductee while still hiding from her family.

If anybody were assisting her and knew about the manhunt, they would be an accomplice in this fraudulent action.


missmagoo 2 years, 3 months ago

We never got an explanation on the guy who went missing before his daugther's wedding and ended up in Shawnee Mission Park. That one is more puzzling than this..


missmagoo 2 years, 3 months ago

Though there have been no "public" explanations, friends or acquaintances of this young lady have flocked to the online comment sections and said that she was escaping an arranged marriage. Right, wrong or indifferent, doesn't matter -- but that's what everyone is saying.

Regardless, I don't understand what the fascination with this story is. Every bogus tip costs money to investigate. Every missing person costs thousands of dollars in time and money. At least she didn't call in and report a false crime...

The last time I checked, an adult not wanting to be found is not a crime. If I was 19 and marreid to a dude my dad forced me to marry for some religious reason, I'd run away too. Why she left her backpack AND cell phone, I don't know. But cell phones are traceable, so obviously, she wanted to be left alone.


ljwhirled 2 years, 3 months ago

She owes us (the taxpayers) an explanation.


DRsmith 2 years, 3 months ago

Sounds like OP needs to send her a bill.


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