Lack of cameras at KU Edwards campus hinders search for Aisha Khan

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Police said several details about what happened to 19-year-old Aisha Khan remain unknown partly because the KU Edwards campus where she was last seen does not have surveillance cameras.

"It would be remarkably better if we had [cameras]," Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said.

Douglass said he's checked the video from nearby traffic cameras and businesses but did not find anything useful.  Without video from the place Khan was last seen, Douglass said he cannot confirm what happened to the Olathe teenager.

"We don't have solid information that she left on her own. We don't have information that she was abducted," Douglass said.  "If in fact she left on her own then ok.  She's OK, and that will be fine.  But in case she has a problem or she's in trouble, we want to find her."

A spokesperson from KU said the Edwards campus serves more than 2,000 students a semester.  The campus is currently adding a new building, and the spokesperson says when that construction project is complete this spring, surveillance cameras will be in place.

The family spoke at a news conference Monday afternoon and continues to urge the community to come forward with information.

The frantic voice message Khan left moments before she disappeared is motivating friends and family to put up fliers and search through wooded areas near the campus.

The family is offering $10,000 to anyone who can provide information on Khan's location.  They encourage people to call the tips hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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