A 19-year-old Missouri college student disappeared Friday while studying outside of the University of Knansas Edwards campus. But just before her disappearance, she left a troubling voicemail for her sister. In the message, received Friday morning, Aisha Khan said that a drunk man had been harassing her and that she had slapped him.
“She said ‘you need to pick up your phone, I’m confused.’ She was freaked out,” Khan’s sister told KMBC. Khan’s backpack and cell phone were later found abandoned at a picnic table near campus, which is leading police to suspect foul play.
“We have no information that it was an abduction and no information that it wasn’t,” Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said at a news conference Monday. “We are looking at it as a missing person case and putting the resources into it as if it was an abduction.”
ABC News reports that FBI agents are assisting the Overland Park Police Department in the investigation, and Khan’s family is offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding her disappearance
Police have interviewed Khan’s family, friends, students, faculty and construction workers who were working nearby. Some of the construction workers believe they saw someone that matched Khan’s description walking away from the area alone, but police have not yet confirmed if it was Khan. FBI agents have searched the campus, nearby woods, a creek bed, park and a nearby golf course to no avail.
Aisha is a devout Muslim and was married over the summer. Her disappearance has reportedly sparked an outpouring of support from Aisha’s extended family, Kansas City residents, and the Muslim community.
NBC Action News has the frightening voice mail: