(Mankato, MN) – As the days continue to pass in the search for Wendy Khan, her father says he’s in the dark just like everyone else on what may have happened to her.
Dennis Beermann tells SMT that Wendy’s disappearance has left him “just as stunned as anybody” and he doesn’t know any more than what police have said publicly about the case.
After speaking with her father, SMT went to the west Mankato home where Khan was living with her boyfriend Mohammad Bilal Chughtai.
We asked Chughtai if he had any possible insight on Khan’s whereabouts or if he was worried for her safety, but he wouldn’t talk, saying he’s been advised by his attorney to not comment on the case.
Chughtai’s home, which is currently up for sale, was searched last week by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Investigators were looking for forensic evidence that could provide clues in Khan’s disappearance.
Family says Chughtai and Khan had dated on and off for about seven years and “it wasn’t always the best of times between them.”
Chughtai does have a criminal history that includes convictions for domestic assault, stalking, and violating a no contact order, but none of those were crimes against Khan, rather they involved his now ex-wife and children.
In Order For Protection filings by them, it was alleged that Chughtai regularly threatened to kill his whole family, saying he didn’t care if he had to serve life in prison.
It was also alleged in the OFPs that Chughtai told one victim that he’d kill her with a baseball bat and bury her body in the backyard. Another victim he allegedly threatened to leave for dead in a dumpster.
As for the Khan disappearance, the Mankato Department of Public Safety says it continues to treat it as a missing persons case, not a criminal manner.
Khan hasn’t been seen or heard from since June 1st. Her car, with a flat tire, was found on June 7th in the 200 block of Belle Avenue, but offered no clues.
Khan’s daughter Aneisah is asking the public to “please keep her face/pictures and name out, so people can still be on the look out for her or might even be able to locate her” she said.
“I miss her so much and just want her to return safe.”
Anyone with possible information on Khan’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Mankato Department of Public Safety at 507-387-8780 or call 911.
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