MANKATO, Minn. - The Mankato Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in locating Wendy Lynn Khan, 46, of Mankato.
Khan contacted her daughter on June 1 but has not been seen or heard from since which is out of character, authorities say. Her family reported her missing on June 3.
Khan's daughter Aneisah Khan describes her relationship with her mother as a close one. After her shift at a Mankato group home on Friday June 1, she called her mom, as usual.
"Talked to her for like 15 minutes on the phone," Khan said. "Nothing like came up. It was a usual conversation like 'how was work, how was your day?'"
That would be her last time hearing Wendy's voice before she disappeared.
"I tried to call her Saturday but her phone kept going to voicemail," Aneisah said. "I drove by the house, her car wasn't there. I drove by the police station in Mankato and filed a police report with my dad."
Khan was believed to be traveling in her vehicle but that was found on June 7 in the 200 block of Belle Avenue in Mankato, nearby a CVS that Khan uses to refill her prescription.
Her disappearance was more than eight weeks ago. Police in Mankato are turning to the public for any sightings of Khan. They said they are still treating it like a missing persons case as they have no evidence of foul play.
Dana Wilson, who is Khan's childhood friend has been leading the effort to find Wendy.
"We made sure to ask everyone who lived around there, 'do you have a home security system? If you do, please look back to June 1st or before,'" Wilson said.
Aneisah said her mother has ties to Minnesota, Iowa and Pennsylvania but police in the other two states have been unsuccessful finding any trace of her. She said this is unlike her mother especially because they had plans to move in together.
"She was going to buy a house or like we were going to get a townhouse and I would help her with the bills and everything," Aneisah said. "It's strange for her to get up and vanish because we had all those plans."
"We will find you, we will not stop looking," Wilson said, when asked what she would like to say to Wendy. "Your family is worried. We miss you, we want to make sure you are safe."
Khan is described as 5’06”, 180 pounds, with green eyes. If you think you have seen Wendy or have information regarding her whereabouts please contact the Mankato Department of Public Safety at 507-387-8780 or dial 911.