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ISP MAKES POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION ON REMAINS OF BENEDETTA "BETH" BENTLEY

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Press Release Date: October 22, 2019

ISP MAKES POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION ON REMAINS OF

BENEDETTA “BETH” BENTLEY

 

DuQuoin, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the positive identification of the body of Benedetta “Beth” Bentley.  The human remains, located on December 4, 2017 in rural Jefferson County, have been positively identified. 

On May 23, 2010, a friend reportedly dropped off Beth Bentley at an Amtrak Station in Centralia, Illinois.  Bentley was reportedly taking a train back to her home located in Woodstock, Illinois.  Bentley did not return home and was reported missing.  Information was developed which led the ISP to a rural location in Jefferson County where suspected human remains were recovered at the location. 

The results of the joint investigation conducted by the ISP Zone 7 Investigations, ISP Zone 1 Investigations and Woodstock Police Department (WPD) have been forwarded to the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s office for review. 

No further information will be available from the ISP.

 

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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