Sunday, September 29, 2013

Beth Bentley - gone 175 weeks now

Beth Bentley has been missing for 175 weeks. Beth, 41 when she vanished, was a Woodstock resident - wife, mother, law office employee, friend of many, financial benefactor of some, traveling companion of Jennifer Wyatt on that fateful week-end of May 20-24, 2010.

Beth and Jenn had reportedly left Woodstock on a Thursday night and driven to Mt. Vernon, Ill. Details of the week-end have never been released by the Woodstock Police Department, which claims to be the primary investigating agency, because she was reported missing to them.

According to the Woodstock Police in old news, other agencies were also involved - Mt. Vernon and Centralia PDs, the Jefferson County (Ill.) Sheriff's Department and the Illinois State Police.

That's a lot of horsepower for virtually no results.

What really happened to Beth? Did Jenn really drop her off near the Amtrak Station in Centralia, Ill. on Sunday, May 23, 2010, about 6:00PM.

Does Jenn really have no idea whom Beth was to meet or how Beth was to get back to Woodstock, where Beth's car had been parked in Jenn's garage?

Why did Beth rent a car and what roads did they take to Mt. Vernon? Why did Beth leave the rental car with Jenn, who did not have a valid driver's license (Jenn's California driver's license had expired in November 2009)? What time did Jenn leave Mt. Vernon on Monday to re-connect with Beth?

After Jenn was ticketed in June 2010 (after Beth's disappearance) for no valid driver's license in McHenry County, how did she come up with a valid driver's license to show the Assistant State's Attorney (ASA) on that ticket? She had showed a McHenry County deputy an expired California license at the time she was ticketed. She blew off her first court date but, when she showed up for her second court date, she miraculously had a valid Illinois license.

But was it really valid on the date when her ticket was issued? Or was it issued after the date of her ticket and misread by the ASA in court?

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