Major Case Squad Joins Search For Macoupin County Woman

The last photo taken of Denita Hedden before her disappearance last week.

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has become involved in the search for 37 year old Denita M. Hedden, of Royal Lakes, IL, in Macoupin Cuonty.

Hedden was reported missing by her roommate on January 28. Macoupin County deputies were told Denita was last seen leaving her residence around 2:00p.m. on Thursday, January 25.

Denita was last seen wearing a maroon hoodie sweatshirt with orange sleeves and blue jeans. She is 5 feet tall and weight approximately 110 lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

37 year old Denita M. Hedden, of Royal Lakes, IL
37 year old Denita M. Hedden, of Royal Lakes, IL

Police say the fact that Hedden has had no contact with family and friends for an extended amount of time raises considerable concern and the disappearance is considered suspicious.

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is currently operating out of the Bunker Hill Police Department.

Investigators encourage anyone with information about Denita, or her whereabouts, to contact Macoupin and Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-352-0136.