What will it take to crack the "missing person" case of Beth Bentley? Is it really a missing-person case? I don't think so. If it were, then wouldn't the Woodstock Police open the files of their year-long race around the track and give the public a chance to learn what has been done, so far, to find her?
The Illinois State Police (ISP) have finally listed Beth on their website, at http://www.isp.state.il.us/crime/missingdetails.cfm?ID=78 No listing date is shown, so it might have been there for a while. It took forever to get it listed there. Unfortunately, ISP refers to the Myth of the Train Station. Is there any involvement of ISP beyond this listing? The contact for ISP is its Zone 7 Investigations office; phone 618/542-2171. What would it take to get ISP to come up to Woodstock and interview a dozen people intensively? Like, start from Square One?
The wording in the denial of my FOIA request for access to the file indicates to me that Woodstock Police are still "investigating". Are they investigating a concealment of a death case? Are they investigating a murder? If so, keep the files closed and get on with it.
The bashing that is taking place on the Susan Murphy Milano blog and Facebook is inexcusable. If you haven't read some of the rants and barbs there and if you want to waste some of your valuable time, just do a search for Susan Murphy Milano AND facts AND Beth Bentley.is missing. I mean, some of those posters are vicious!
But back to the question. What's it going to take to crack open this case?
Sooner of later, one of the people from the fateful week-end in Mount Vernon and the circle of so-called friends in Woodstock will crack. What, exactly, happened in Mount Vernon that week-end?
Let's start with about 2:00AM, when Beth and her traveling companion, friend, co-worker, alibi, etc., Jennifer Wyatt, rolled into Mount Vernon, Ill. Did they go straight to the house that Ryan Ridge was rehabbing? Phone records for that Thursday evening are really light. Did they call along the way? Was Jenn anxious to see Ryan? Was he anxious to see her? What was Beth going to do for the rest of the night? If the house was being rehabbed, was it furnished?
OK, you super sleuths out there. Help out here. What happened next?