Sunday, June 24, 2012
Beth Bentley - gone 112 weeks now
As another reader commented offline, "I didn't know 'successor' could be spelled three ways." And don't miss "refereed".
About all I can say is, it's a good thing this trust agreement never found its way into court. A judge would have been banging his head on the wall, wondering who had tried to patch this thing together out of a form book.
It's clear that the document was never run through SpellCheck or Grammar Check. I'd say it probably wasn't even proofread.
I don't know or care whether any money ever became an asset of this trust (or whether it was ever returned to donors or distributed to charities).
This is the document that was described in a Facebook comment (summer 2010) as having elaborate terms and conditions, including return of donations if Beth wasn't found within a year. Numerous other details were offered in the Facebook comment, all of which I figured would be nuts to include in a Reward Trust. As it turned out, none of those elaborate terms and conditions was in the trust.
The only thing happening in this matter is a case (Case No. 12CR000250) involving Beth's BBF, Jennifer Wyatt-Paplham. She is to be back in court on Wednesday, June 27, 9:00AM, McHenry County Courthouse, R 302. Maybe Judge Condon will just set a trial date and not allow the usual pattern of months of continuances.
Schedule a trial for July and let's find out what she really knows about Beth's disappearance.
Are Woodstock Police Department detectives continuing to investigate this case? In missing persons' cases the police usually seek the involvement of the public. That has never happened in this case. Why not?