Overland Park police said Wednesday that overtime for the 63 officers involved in the search for Aisha Khan totaled 788.75 hours at a cost of $35,954.38.
The police department did not detail other costs, such as gasoline or office supplies.
Officer Michelle Koos, spokeswoman for the Overland Park Police Department, said the overtime was the significant cost for the agency.
The amount also does not costs incurred by the FBI for their agents who assisted in the case or other law enforcement agencies.
Khan’s family said last month they had received frantic voice mails from her indicating that she had been accosted by a drunk man. The 19-year-old girl vanished and her family believed she had been abducted from the University of Kansas’ Edwards campus.
But the Johnson County Community College student left voluntarily, Overland Park Police announced several days later. Police said no crime occurred.