Denita Hedden security footage

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2 Months Later: Macoupin County Woman Still Missing

It's been nearly two months since anyone has seen or heard from 37-year-old Denita Hedden.

March 12, 2018 - 4:10 pm
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MACOUPIN COUNTY, Ill. (KMOX) - It's been nearly two months since anyone has seen or heard from 37-year-old Denita Hedden.
 
She disappeared from her home in Royal Lakes in Macoupin County in late January, and the Major Case Squad spent 10 days there before turning things back over to local authorities.
 
Sheriff Shawn Kahl says they now consider this a homicide investigation, and he's hoping the arrival of better weather will provide a break in this case.

Photos of missing woman, Denita Hedden

 
"We're hoping, maybe, people are now getting out in the timber, you know, it's getting a little nicer - there's going to be turkey hunters out, there's going to be mushroom hunters out, hopefully somebody comes on something and calls us," he says.
 
Kahl is staying mum on the "person of interest" that was announced in the case some time back, saying that identity will remain confidential pending the filing of charges.
 
Anyone with new information about the Denita Hedden case is asked to contact the Macoupin County Sheriff's Department.