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Illinois Woman Beth Bentley Reported Missing, Fails to Return Home After Visiting Friends

Beth Bentley (Personal Photo)

NEW YORK (CBS) Family and friends of 41-year-old Benedetta "Beth" Bentley are asking for help locating the mother of three who went missing May 23, reports ChicagoBreakingNews.com.

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The Woodstock, Ill. woman was reported missing after she failed to return home from a trip to Centralia on May 21.

Bentley was traveling with a friend to visit with other friends, but was scheduled to return to Woodstock alone Sunday evening.

"This is not like Beth at all" - to be out of contact with family and friends for any extended period of time - Angela Montgomery told ChicagoBreakingNews.com. "She's a serial caller, a serial texter."

Bentley was last seen at the Centralia train station where she planned to catch the 6:08 p.m. train to Union Station in Chicago. It is uncertain if Bentley got on the train at that station.

Bentley, who was expected to arrive home in Woodstock, about 60 miles northwest of Chicago, around 10 p.m., was reported missing by her husband Scott on May 24. Bentley has three sons ranging in age from age10 to 21.

Montgomery, who is a family friend, hopes to raise awareness of Bentley's disappearance so someone who may have seen her either at the train station or aboard the train will contact the authorities, says the website.

Bentley is described as 5-foot-6-inches tall and 160 pounds with blond hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black tank top, and blue denim miniskirt, and carrying a pink and orange overnight Vera Bradley bag.

Montgomery asked that anyone with information about Bentley's whereabouts contact Woodstock police at 815-338-2131.

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