“Wendy Khan is still missing and this is a missing person case, not a criminal case.”

Missing Mankato woman 46-year-old Wendy Khan.

Operations Commander in charge of the Mankato Department of Public Safety’s Detectives Division Jeremy Clifton said the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension assistance in the search of 46-year-old Wendy Khan’s home is not a suggestion that she has met with foul play.

Operations Commander in charge of the Mankato Department of Public Safety’s Detectives Division Jeremy Clifton.

Because the home is listed for sale, Clifton said they pushed up the effort to look for anything in her home that may point to where Khan may be. “I can see things like read a journal entry, find a receipt for a bus ticket, those types of things in a home” he explained, “The crime lab is there to help us look for any type of trace evidence that’s not available for the naked eye.”

Clifton said the lab team from the BCA looked for a variety of clues and, “DNA, obviously, is one of the areas that we would look at or consider, certainly. Just like any clue, it’s volatile, and that’s why you call the lab techs in to try to look at anything that we possibly could that could give us some sort of indication of where she was last and where she is now.”

Khan was last heard from on June 1st, when she had a phone conversation with her daughter and Clifton said, “Just a normal phone conversation is what occurred.”

Bottom line? Clifton said, “We still need to find Wendy. We’re not ruling out anything but we’re not ruling in anything either. We’re looking at all avenues to try to determine where she could be.”