This doesn’t make much sense

Per the Stockton Police Department’s missing persons section, Dena Viola McHan was last seen wearing a thick white sweater, too-big Jordache jeans, nylons and open-toed shoes. Fine. It also says: “She was originally wearing brown wool pants.”

What does that mean, anyway? My own clothing description noted the pants and says they were soiled; I’ve since taken that part out.

My guess is that Dena put on the wool pants that morning, they became soiled while she was out and about, and she had to borrow someone else’s jeans to replace them, which is why they were three sizes too big. But in that case, why does the Stockton PD mention her wool pants at all? Was she carrying them with her? Did they get found somewhere after she vanished? Inquiring minds want to know. LE sure works in mysterious ways sometimes.

5 thoughts on “This doesn’t make much sense

  1. Lauren July 1, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    They have her name as “Dean”? I think you right about what happened with her pants. My guess is the wool pants are probably unaccounted for but who knows? Wonder where the jeans came from.

    • Athena Sutton July 27, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      From her friend in Sacramento, that she went to see.

  2. Peter Henderson Jr. July 2, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Meaghan, NamUs MP # 14872 now says, “She had a pair of brown pants with her that were soiled.” It also says Dena spoke with her sister that evening and my guess is that’s how they obtained that information.

  3. Kay Howell April 25, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    She became missing the first week of December 1981. She was last seen leaving a gas station on the outskirts of Sacramento. She is my best friends sister.

  4. Athena Sutton July 27, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Dena, had visited a friend, her pants got messed up, so she had to put a pair of his pants on. That is why they were so big on her. Also why we didn’t think she would stop anywhere on her way home. All I know is that I love and miss her so very much, and I keep hoping and praying that we will find out what happened to her someday. My Brother in law and my sister are with her now, as least they know. As for the rest of us, Aunts and her brothers we still don’t know what happened. My brother in law, God Bless him, searched until he couldn’t search anymore. If she has passed on, at least they are together again.

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