The Mankato Department of Public Safety continues to investigate the disappearance of a Mankato woman and Commander Dan Schisel said the case is a top priority – with work done every day in the attempt to locate Wendy Khan.
“Our detectives continue to track down and investigate any leads that come in,” he said.
Khan last spoke to her daughter three months ago, on June first, and her car was found abandoned a few days later just off Madison Avenue.
The BCA helped to collect evidence at the home Khan shared with her boyfriend, Mohammad Bilal Chughtai, but Schisel said they didn’t turn up anything that indicated foul play and, “This is a missing person case for us; it is not being investigated as a criminal act at this point.”
Whether Chughtai has been cooperative in the investigation was not made clear, but Schisel explained that they have taken a closer look at many within Khan’s circle.
He said, “From the start of this investigation as a missing person, those are all persons of interest that you try to look into whether they’re family or close acquaintances or whatever.”
Detectives have said it is unusual for anyone to be missing for this length of time without being in touch with family, accessing bank accounts, or using their cell phone.
They have searched the Minnesota River and several other bodies of water in the region, and spoken to potential witnesses from as far away as Pennsylvania.