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

January 4, 2012

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— 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.

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DRsmith 2 years, 8 months ago

Sounds like OP needs to send her a bill.

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CreatureComforts 2 years, 8 months ago

Do tell...what did she do that's illegal? There is nothing illegal about an adult "running away" (for lack of a better term).

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DRsmith 2 years, 8 months ago

Is that what you call that? Set it up as though a crime was committed? Leave purse, cell phone and make a "distress" call?

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parrothead8 2 years, 8 months ago

They do. Every year. They're called "taxes." Perhaps you've heard of them? We pay them to support public services (such as fire and police) so that we might receive assistance when needed. On top of that, the family also donated the reward money to the police department.

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DRsmith 2 years, 8 months ago

Wow, not sure what part of this you all don't understand. Everyone pays taxes for real services, not fraud. Kudos to her family donating the money. Frauds like this is why adults gone missing don't get searched for in a timely manner.

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ljwhirled 2 years, 8 months ago

She owes us (the taxpayers) an explanation.

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missmagoo 2 years, 8 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.

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gatekeeper 2 years, 8 months ago

She could have at least contacted the police once the alert went out about her to let them know she was not missing and didn't want contact with her family. Would have saved a lot of money. Instead, she did so days later.

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missmagoo 2 years, 8 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..

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gatekeeper 2 years, 8 months ago

Personal issues caused a nervous breakdown. He lost it and wandered off. He was not in his right mind at the time. That's all anyone needs to know. He was lucky he was found before he perished.

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kawrivercrow 2 years, 8 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.

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jafs 2 years, 8 months ago

I believe that fraud includes some sort of financial gain, so unless she benefited from this financially in some way, it wasn't fraud.

It was an ill-considered move on her part - a mistake, if you will.

Unless we're going to demand that we get all of our tax dollars back from other mistakes that people make, like smoking, eating unhealthfully, etc. I see no reason to demand that from her.

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