The family of missing Kansas student Aisha Khan said their prayers have been answered: she was found unharmed and wasn't abducted, Overland Park police told the media on Wednesday.
Aisha Khan was reported missing since Dec. 16. However, where she was is still a mystery. She was last seen on the Edwards campus of the University of Kansas in Overland Park.
Our prayers have been answered, Aamer Trambu, a spokesman for the family, told KCTV.
Overland Park police told the station that they made contact with Aisha Khan, a 19-year-old Johnson County Community college student.
According to KCTV, Aisha Khan seemed to have left voluntarily last week and will not faces criminal charges.
A police press release stated that she was not abducted or held against her will.
At this time, there have been no criminal acts, KCTV quoted the police press release. Consequently, the investigation of Ms. Khan as a missing person is complete, and no further action will be taken.
Aisha Khan's husband, Waseem, told Good Morning America on Wednesday that he believed she had been kidnapped.
About 100 volunteers were issuing fliers on Wednesday showing Aisha Khan reportedly in a black-and-white checkered coat she was seen wearing before her disappearance.
Aisha Khan had left messages on family members' cell phones on Friday morning stating that she was bothered by a drunk man on the campus where she was last seen and that he tried to kiss her and so she slapped him.
Family members and friends said the normally soft-spoken woman's voice sounded fearful.
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, according to ABCNews.com. Pick up your phones, I am freaked out right now.
No one answered questions as to why Aisha Khan left the frantic voicemails and then disappear.
Our family is very ecstatic about this, Trambu told KCTV. Our prayers have been answered. We are glad she is safe and that she is well.
Aisha Khan is a newlywed who was married about five months ago.
A statement on the Facebook page created by Aisha Khan's family noted:
On behalf of the Khan family, we are ecstatic to announce that Aisha has been found. She is safe and is unharmed. The family is truly grateful to each and every one of your support and encouragement during this difficult journey. Thank you for your prayers, locally, nationally and from across the world. Thank you to all local and national media outlets for keeping her story alive. And most of all, thank you to the Overland Park Police Department who have put in hundreds of hours into finding her safely and to the hundreds of volunteers who dedicated their time around the clock toward the search efforts. Our prayers have been answered. Thank you all.