Beth Bentley, 41, has been missing from Woodstock for nearly 21 weeks now. Many friends and strangers alike are keeping her in mind and in the public view by comments on a Facebook site and through publicity providing by billboards.
Facebook is free; billboards are not.
One of Beth's brothers, Ron Michaelson, who lives in the Phoenix area, will appreciate donations from friends and other interested parties for the sole purpose of paying for billboard advertising.
If you would like to contribute, send your checks, payable to Ron Michaelson, to Ron at P.O. Box 3082, Peoria, AZ 85380-3082. Every contribution, small or large, will be appreciated. Please include your email address or Facebook page name; I'm sure that Ron will want to thank you.
The Woodstock Police continue to maintain a veil of silence in this case. Are they still investigating? The last update posted on the WPD's website is dated June 9th.
Additional information: a posting on Facebook informs readers that advertising on previous billboards ceased for non-payment of rental fees. A person in southern Illinois is donating land for a billboard to be constructed, after permits and construction materials are secured.