Benedetta Leigh Bentley

Jefferson COUNTY, Centralia, illinois.

Last known alive: May 23, 2010 at 15:16

Benedetta Bentley, also known as ”Beth,” a resident of Woodstock, has been missing since May 23rd, 2010. Beth was dropped off across from  the Amtrak Train Station in Centralia, Illinois about an hour before her 6pm train which was suppose to take her to Union Station, Chicago. The train left at 6pm and arrived in Chicago at 11pm that night but according to Amtrak records, along with Amtrak rider’s who were interviewed, Beth never boarded the train. 

The following day, on May 24th, 2010, when she did not arrive home as expected, a missing person’s report was filed by her husband with Woodstock Police Department. Searches were conducted in both Mt. Vernon and Centralia to no avail. She turned 43 years old on February 12th, 2012.

Photo of Beth (right) and a friend.

Description: Caucasian female, 5’7”, weighing approximately 170 pounds at the time of her disappearance. She has Platinum Blond colored hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black tank top and blue denim mini skirt and sandals (flip-flops.)

She was wearing a Pandora bracelet, her wedding ring, a large white purse and a name brand (Vera Bradley) pink and orange overnight bag.

Large Vera Bradley Bag, pink and orange, which held all of Beth’s overnight possessions.
She has an iPhone with a Ed Hardy-lookalike-casing. (But not real Ed-Hardy.)


Miles For Beth Bentley Campaign

How is works: You register at the site for “Miles for Beth Bentley” and navigate to the county you live in or are familiar with, search for any road way and adopt it. Once you adopt the road or street, you must register that information on the site. This effort will aid the search for Beth as it is imperative to locate information on her travels and or whereabouts. Each ADOPTED” road or street that is delivered posters door to door, will allow us to obtain knowledge on Beth and where might have been in her travels. This campaign is open to anyone who would like to help in this case.

Purpose: The concept for this campaign is to garner the attention of the general public and media outlets in an effort to aid in awareness of a missing mother, Beth Bentley; and to help identify areas of interest to conduct future search efforts.

Objective: To challenge citizens of the state of  Illinois to participate in locating Beth Bentley who remains missing. We hope to eliminate roads, streets and highways in search of any clue or tip she may have left behind. Our ultimate goal to locate missing, Beth Bentley and afford her family a resolution.

Link to Mapquest to the routes that Beth may have traveled. In and around the area of the blue line is the possible directions of travel.


If you have any information regarding this case, please contact: Woodstock Police Department at 815-338-2131, Crime-stoppers at 1-800-762-7867, or Illinois State Police, Zone 7 Investigations at 618-542-2171.