Human remains found in Jefferson County possibly tied to missing Woodstock woman

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Authorities have released new information into the 2010 disappearance of a 41-year-old Woodstock woman last seen in the Mt. Vernon and Centralia areas.

Beth Bentley
(Source: ISP)

On May 23, 2010, a friend reportedly dropped off Beth Bentley at an Amtrak Station in Centralia. Bentley was reportedly taking a train back to her home located in Woodstock, Illinois, but did not return home and was reported missing.

Information was developed which led the ISP to a rural location in Jefferson County and on December 4, 2017, suspected human remains were recovered at the location.

Investigators are working to positively identify the remains which were badly burned. The ISP and Woodstock PD are actively investigating Bentley’s disappearance.

The Illinois State Police (ISP) and Woodstock Police Department (WPD) are seeking additional information related to the 2010 disappearance of Benedetta “Beth” Bentley.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Benedetta “Beth” Bentley is encouraged to contact the ISP at 618-542-2171 or the WPD at 815-338-2131.

This is still an open and ongoing investigation. No further information is available