Here is what the Illinois State Police wrote about missing person Benedetta L Bentley, known as Beth, missing since May 23, 2010:
Beth was last seen in the area of the Centralia, Illinois Amtrak train station on May 23, 2010. Amtrak records show she did not get on a train and there has not been any contact since this date. The search is concentrating on the Mt. Vernon and Centralia, Illinois area.
Here is the State Polilce’s press release:
ISP MAKES POSITIVE INDENTIFICATION 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.