Alton, IL

Missing Woman Visited Casino

Story by WBGZ Radio

New information has been revealed in the search for a missing Macoupin County woman. 37-year-old Denita Hedden visited the Ameristar Casino with a friend on January 25th before returning to Royal Lakes later that evening. Whether or not that plays into her disappearance is yet to be determined.

She was last seen leaving the 700 block of Catalpa in Royal Lakes that evening at around 11:00. Major Case Squad Deputy Commander Lt. Chris Tharp tells the Big Z they are putting out as much information as they can.

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Investigators have canvassed approximately 35 square miles in their search for clues in Hedden's disappearance. Property owners, farmers, and residents are being asked to check their property, even if searchers have already been there, for anything unusual. Tharp again says no piece of information should be considered too small to be of interest to investigators. If you have anything to share with police, call 618-585-3510.

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