TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — This Wednesday, June 6 marks the 20th anniversary of the unsolved murder of 16-year-old Dena Dean, and the Dean Family will commemorate the anniversary by holding a vigil.
In 1998, Dena Dean never made it home after meeting with friends. They eventually found her abandoned car in the parking lot of the Towne West Shopping Center.
Detectives found her body in a field, a week later, but her killer was never found.
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In the two years since Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Task Force was formed, volunteers have spent countless hours investigating the Dean murder. New witnesses have been interviewed and multiple search warrants have been served. These efforts have moved the Task Force closer their goal of seeking criminal charges against Dena’s killer(s).
Members of TCSO's Cold Case Task Force will be at the vigil to speak with anyone who might have potential leads on the case. Today through Friday, Task Force members are also answering a Tip Line where callers can speak with them directly at (918) 388-7686.
This year’s memorial will be June 6 at Family Fellowship Church in Berryhill.