Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beth Bentley - gone 116 weeks now

One hundred sixteen (116) weeks ago Beth Bentley, then 41, vanished.

I was thinking last week how there is no statute of limitations on murder.

Anybody losing any sleep?

Somebody will slip one of these days. Somebody will say something, and a person listening will think, "Aha!"

Let's hope that person dials 815.338.2131 and asks for the Detective Division of the Woodstock Police Department. Or that s/he calls Crime Stoppers of McHenry County at 800.762.7867 and furnishes the tip that way, and gets in line for a Reward of up to $1,000.

Don't call the Woodstock Area Crime Stoppers. I was told a couple of months ago that the Woodstock Area Crime Stoppers was dissolving and had transferred its remaining assets to the Crime Stoppers of McHenry County.

However, according to the Illinois Secretary of State website today, this organization is still active. I would have thought that, by now, the President of the group would have directed the attorney for the group to submit the necessary legal documents to the State of Illinois to dissolve it and that the attorney would have done it.

The Woodstock organization ignored my correspondence earlier in the year, when I expressed interest in putting together a group of concerned citizens to join the Board and continue it.

The Crime Stoppers of McHenry County operates like a secret-handshake society and refuses to communicate with me about its activities, funding, officers and board members. I felt totally unwelcome, when I requested what should be public information.

What was it that Nixon said? "Trust me. I am not a crook."

Beth Bentley could be found. The police investigators should pull in Jenn Wyatt, Ryan Ridge and Nathan Ridge every week until they are certain they have extracted all the information about that week-end. Supposedly, Jenn and Beth drove to the Ridge house in Mount Vernon, Ill. late on the night of May 20, 2010, and the four of them spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday together. Jenn has said that she drove Beth to Centralia, Ill. late Sunday afternoon and dropped her off near the train station just before 6:00PM.

On June 10, 2010, Jenn called me out of the blue and told me that Beth never intended to take a train (there was a 6:05PM train to Chicago) and also that Beth never intended to spend the entire week-end with them (Jenn and the Ridge brothers).

Are the police certain that they have extracted the full truth from those three?

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