Wednesday, June 23, 2010
New Beth Bentley missing poster
A new poster is being circulated in southern Illinois, as efforts continue to locate Beth Bentley, 41, who has been missing since May 23.
Nothing has changed since initial reports that indicated no use of credit cards or her cell phone. Beth has just vanished.
Many commenters on Facebook and Websleuths websites are concerned about foul play, rather than voluntary disappearance.
Persons with any information are asked to contact the Woodstock Police Department at 815.338.2131, which may be the lead investigating agency since Beth was reported missing to them late on May 24th. Email can be sent to WPD Chief Robert Lowen at email@example.com or to Det. Sgt. Kurt Rosenquist at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you submit a lead or tip by email, you may want to telephone to confirm its receipt. In my case, I have sent several emails to the Woodstock Police Department that have resulted in no acknowledgement whatsoever. They were not returned as undeliverable, so I have to assume that they were received. It would be appropriate for even a busy detective division secretary to acknowledge receipt of every communication.
Reports can be made to other agencies, including the Mt. Vernon Police Department (618.242.0380) and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (618.244.8004). Tips can also be directed to the McHenry County CrimeStoppers hotline at (800.762.STOP). This toll-free number may work only in Illinois and possibly only in northern Illinois, not state-wide.
If you have a tip that involves a location in southern Illinois, I recommend providing it to all three agencies.