Thursday, April 26, 2018

Whose Remains Were Found?

When the Illinois State Police announced the finding of burned remains on December 4, 2017 in Jefferson County (Ill.), the spotlight was once again on Beth Bentley, who vanished in May 2010.

Read a current article here. Radio station 95.3 operates out of Centralia, Ill.

Anyone who believes that Beth ever was near the Amtrak station in Centralia probably also believes in the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. I have no idea why the media continue to even mention that red herring.

It seemed strange to me that the State Police would mention Beth Bentley in the article about the found burned remains, unless they felt the possibility of a very strong connection between Beth and that site.

It is certainly premature to consider charging anyone, since the remains have not yet been identified.

Are all the "likely suspects" still in sight? A short list of people who probably know what happened to Beth might include ten familiar names. Who is keeping an eye on them? Has anyone left town or dropped out-of-sight?

How did the State Police "happen" to find the burned remains? Who told them where to look? I hope that person's Will is up-to-date. I would encourage that person to make a full video recording of everything known about Beth's life and disappearance "just in case". Then put it in a safe place, such as the office of an honest attorney who can be trusted to turn it over to police, should an "accident" occur.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Finding Beth Bentley - GPR?

Has anyone heard more about the State Police investigation of unidentified remains found near Mt. Vernon? Results could take a while, but ...

My FOIA Request for the location where the remains were found was denied by the Illinois State Police, as I expected it would be. I considered filing a Request for Review with the Public Access Counselor in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, but I decided not to. There are plenty of people closer who could inquire, but I don't know of anyone else, outside of law enforcement, who is interested enough to invest some time.

A week or so ago I read a news article about a body that was found in the U.S. after 30-40 years, using Ground-Penetration Radar (GPR).

How helpful could it be, if it turns out that the remains found by the State Police are not Beth?

I can think of two places in Woodstock and two in McHenry that ought to be searched with GPR.

If you know anything about GPR, please get in touch.