Overland Park police chief: Safe is all that really matters in Aisha Khan case

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - As the public demand for answers in the case of Aisha Khan continues, the chief of police in Overland Park says it is now a personal family matter.

"I know there are probably a lot of unanswered questions regarding Aisha Khan," John Douglass wrote on his blog Thursday night. "The most important fact for us all to remember is that she is safe."

The University of Kansas Edwards campus contacted Overland Park police on Friday after Khan left a seemingly frantic voice mail on her sister's phone and could not be found when her sister went to find her.

Her book bag and cell phone were found on the campus, where she was studying for a final exam, but there was no word from the 19-year-old student.

Police initiated a search for her, saying they were treating it as a missing persons case but using resources like an abduction.

Authorities made contact with Khan Wednesday night, confirmed her identity and verified she was safe and in fact, never abducted.

But where exactly Khan is remains unclear, and her family says they have still not heard directly from her .

"Everything else is now a personal family matter and we respect their privacy," Douglass wrote, reiterating that no crime occurred in the case.

"I want to thank everyone who dedicated their time and effort to this case. In the end, one that was missing has now been found. "

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