Sunday, July 29, 2012

Beth Bentley - up to 117 weeks now

Beth Bentley vanished sometime between May 20-23, 2010, from somewhere in Centralia, Ill. Or in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Or maybe even from Woodstock, Ill.

The only thing for sure in this case is that Jenn Wyatt has a court date of Wednesday, August 1, 2012. She is accused of lying to Woodstock Police. A Motion to Dismiss was continued from last Wednesday to this Wednesday.

The three people most likely to know of the last whereabouts of Beth are Jenn Wyatt, Ryan Ridge and Nathan Ridge. That's because Beth and Jenn supposedly left Woodstock on May 20 and went to visit the Ridges in Mt. Vernon on May 20, arriving very early on Friday morning.

If Beth never got there, Ryan and Nathan didn't see her that week-end.

If Beth got to Mt. Vernon with Jenn early on May 21, then Ryan and Nathan have knowledge of her whereabouts on at least a portion of that week-end. But they aren't talking.

If this is "only" a Missing Person case, as it is called by the Woodstock Police, then why isn't everyone among Beth's friends and acquaintances speaking out about her activities of the week-end and trying to find her.

I have heard of chatter on a closed Facebook (FB) page that started out as a Beth Bentley Missing page. Those posting on that FB page seem to be more interested in criticising those who are asking persistent questions than they are in finding Beth. At one time there were 7,000 followers. Then a couple of noses got stuck in the air, and a couple of people (page administrators, they called themselves) began slicing and dicing and cut out about 50% of the followers. In-fighting caused more to leave.

Now that FB page has been diluted and broadened to Bring Them All Home. So much for Beth's friends.

One of these days somebody is going to "break". She or he will get caught in something nasty and decide to "talk". In the meantime, that person (or those persons) is probably, and properly, concerned about personal safety and security for self and of family members.

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