Mankato Department of Public Safety continues to investigate woman’s disappearance

It’s been nearly six weeks since a Mankato woman was last in touch with family and friends, and the Mankato Department of Public Safety continues to search for Wendy Kahn.

Missing Mankato woman 46-year-old Wendy Khan.

There are a few leads that are trickling in,” said MDPS Director Todd Miller, “And, clearly, the investigation is still ongoing.” Miller added that there hasn’t been a break in the effort and, “Our detective folks are working on it, I would say, pretty much daily.”

Khan last had contact with her daughter on June 1st and has not been in touch with friends or family since. Miller said it was ‘all hands on deck’ immediately after her disappearance was reported and, “For quite some time our entire detective unit was working on this; not much else got done because this was a priority, obviously.”

Mankato Department of Public Safety Director Todd Miller.

Kahn’s car was found on June 7th near the CVS on Madison Avenue, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension also helped with a search of Khan’s home last month.

No matter how long it takes to solve the mystery of Khan’s disappearance, Miller said they will be engaged because, “Everyone deserves to have someone fight for them and so that’s what we will continue to do until we come to some conclusion. We hope that it isn’t something like Jacob Wetterling’s (disappearance) where it goes many, many, many, many years. We want to come to a resolution, and, hopefully, a successful resolution, as soon as possible.”

Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped in St. Joseph in October of 1989 and his body was found in a pasture in Paynesville in September 2016. Danny Heinrich confessed in 2016 to abducting and killing the 11-year-old boy nearly 27 years earlier.

Miller is counting on the community to help in the effort to find her, and said, “Somebody out there knows, and it’s probably more than one individual that knows, where she is or what’s happened and it takes that person to come forth.”

Anyone that has seen her or knows where she might be is asked to contact the Mankato Department of Public Safety or call 911.

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