Mankato’s Top Cop: Public Involvement Key in Khan Disappearance

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(Mankato, MN) – The head of the Mankato Department of Public Safety says help from the public will be the key to solving the disappearance of 46-year-old Wendy Khan.

Director Todd Miller says it’s vital for residents to keep Khan’s story in the forefront as the weeks continue to pass. Miller also says “somebody knows something” and anyone with possible information, no matter how inconsequential it may seem, should report it to police.

Miller says the Khan disappearance has been a top priority for the department since the day she went missing. He also notes that all of the city’s detectives have spent time working on the case and continue to follow up on leads that continue to trickle in.

“We will not forget. We will not quit. We will continue fighting for answers for her loved ones until there’s a successful resolution,” said Miller.

Khan hasn’t been seen or heard from since June 1st. Family says her longtime boyfriend. Mohamman Bilal Chughtai, is claiming that she ran off with another man, but there’s been no activity with her cell phone or bank accounts.

Chughtai currently has a warrant out for his arrest because he failed to appear for court in relation to a stalking case against him, a case which did not involve Khan. Anyone with info on his whereabouts can call 911 or send an email to

Just like police, Khan’s daughter is urging people to keep her mom’s name and pictures circulating on social media. “Words cannot explain the pain I have in my heart. I will never give up looking for you” she said.

Aneisah Khan also says “I can assure you that my mom did NOT run off with another man.”

The Mankato Department of Public Safety has also enlisted the help of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and other partner agencies in the search for clues.

Details on what they’ve learned thus far have been kept under wraps, so as to not compromise the investigation…if it should, at some point, turn from a missing persons case to a criminal investigation.

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