May 28, 2010 --
Police say a 41-year-old Woodstock woman has been missing since Sunday after visiting a friend in Mt. Vernon, Ill.Bennedetta "Beth" Bentley is a 5'6", 160 lbs. white woman with blonde hair and brown eyes. Bentley left Woodstock Thursday, May 20 with a female friend for a weekend trip to southern Illinois. She was last seen by her friend boarding a train at the Centralia, Ill. Amtrak station around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Bentley had made the trip before and typically took the train to Chicago, and then a train from downtown to Woodstock. She was expected to return home Monday.
Bentley was last seen wearing a black tank top, a blue jean mini skirt, and carrying a large white purse and a pink and orange Vera Bradley overnight bag.
Bentley's husband filed a missing persons report Monday.
Police say Bentley has no mental or emotional problems that they know of. She has three sons. Police say they are unaware of any marital problems and Bentley's lack of communication with her husband is unusual.
Anyone with information is asked to call Woodstock police at 815-338-2131.