OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A missing 19-year-old Olathe woman was found safe Wednesday.
Aisha Khan, a student at Johnson County Community College, disappeared on Friday, Dec. 16.
Around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Overland Park police said officers personally made contact with Khan. They verified her identity and safety. She was not abducted or held against her will.
"We are all pleased she was found safe and sound," said Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass in a news release.
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Police said there is no criminal investigation and declined further comment.
Aaner Trambu, a family friend, released a statement on behalf of the family late Wednesday evening.
"Aisha is alive. She is safe and sound," Trambu said. "Our prayers have been answered. The family is very ecstatic about this."
He said the family is grateful to all the people involved including volunteers, friends, extended family and all law enforcement.
Police had been searching for Khan since Friday. She was at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park when she left her sister a voice mail saying she was assaulted by a stranger.
"Oh my gosh. It was so scary," Khan said in her voice message. "My heart is like pounding. I've never got this scared in my life."
When the sister drove to get her, she found only her book bag and cellphone.
Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said earlier this week that Khan’s disappearance was classified as a missing case, but police would devote resources typical of an abduction case.
Officers said they searched the campus on horseback, interviewed family members and students on campus and even looked through surveillance video from a nearby gas station. KU Edwards Campus does not have any surveillance cameras .
The parents of Kelsey Smith, who was abducted from an Overland Park parking lot and murdered in 2007, met with Khan's family Monday night. The Smiths offered support and coordinated efforts to find their daughter.
Earlier on Wednesday, family members and volunteers put up fliers in a 15-mile radius around the area where Khan was last seen.
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