(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — Aisha Khan, the 19-year-old Kansas college student missing for nearly a week has been found safe and unharmed, according to ABC News’ Kansas City affiliate KMBC-TV.
Police said they made contact with Khan by phone Wednesday night and that she was not in danger. The police investigation has now been closed, but no other details on Khan’s whereabouts or what happened were immediately available.
Khan was last heard from on the morning of Dec. 19 when she left her sister a troubling voicemail, saying that while she was studying for finals at an outdoor picnic table, a drunk man had been harassing her and attempted to kiss her before she hit him and took off.
“Oh my gosh he was so scary. My heart is, like, pounding. I’ve never got this scared in my life,” Khan can be heard saying in the message. “Pick up your phones, I am freaked out right now.”
Her family had feared the worst, with her mother and husband of five months pleading with her alleged captor to let her go.
In a brief press conference late Wednesday night, a Khan family spokesperson thanked the community for their outpouring of support. But no family members would speak to reporters.
Police, who just days ago told ABC News that they were treating the case as an abduction, had no comment on Khan’s reappearance.
Overland Park Officer Brian Schnavel told KMBC Wednesday that “Khan was not abducted or held against her will and no criminal act occurred,” and that their investigation has concluded.
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