The shear anguish of not knowing where this woman, mother of three, daughter, sister and friend to so many increases the anxiety and pain victims families experience three hundred and sixty five days a year seven days a week. The vanishing have no voice, but once found, the clues in their disappearance and untimely death tell often tell the story.
I know someone out there has information on what happened to Bethanie Dougherty and all anyone wants is to bring this woman home where she belongs. It is Christmas and I am asking that you have information to please contact the authorities listed below. Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and the information will be forwarded.
It should be of no surprise that in this case as in others across the country Bethanie was in the final process of a divorce. Her cell phone, keys and car remained at the home. Her son was the last person to see his mother alive before he went to bed that night At approximately 3:00 AM, A neighbor heard screams and called 911. Bethanie was reported missing later that day. A massive air and land search was conducted but, nothing turned up
The case is registered and with the CUE Center for Missing Persons a world-wide organization working with families bringing awareness and conducting searches when a loved one goes missing. The New York State Police, The FBI, Project Jason and others have also helped get the word out. Fliers were widely distributed, not just locally, but around the state and the country. The family has also created a Web site, www.findbethaniedougherty.com. In addition, Bethanie's case was included in a program that distributes playing cards to jail inmates with pictures and information about unsolved cases on the cards."
Police continue to search for clues, and there is a $15,000 reward being offered by the family. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Broome County Sheriff's office at 315-778-1196. Donations to the Bethanie L Dougherty Benefit Fund or the Bethanie L Dougherty Curtis Reward Fund can be made by going into any branch of Bank of America or by mailing a check or money order in the name of one the accounts to - Bank of America 6801 East Genesee St. Fayetteville, NY 13066
Weight: 160 pounds
Time: Between 10:00PM and 11:00PM
Location: 554 Jennings Creek Road, Killawog, NY
Last Seen Wearing:
Bethanie L. Dougherty is reported missing from 554 Jennings Creek Road in the hamlet of Killawog, New York. She was last seen on April 1, 2008 between 10:00 PM and 11:00PM wearing purple pajamas. A vehicle described as a mid-to-late 1990s Chevy S-10 style pick-up truck was reported in the area at the time of Dougherty's disappearance. Agencies with any information about Dougherty are urged to call the Broome County Sheriff's Office and the NYSIC at the contact numbers provided below.
If you have any information, please call:
Agency: Broome County Sheriff's Office
Phone: (607) 778-1196
or e-mail the information to:
[Susan Murphy Milano is with the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is an expert on intimate partner violence and homicide crimes. For more information visithttp://www.saferelationshipsmagazine.com/ She is the author of "Time's Up A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships," available for purchase at the Institute, Amazon.com and wherever books are sold.