San Fran Socialite Whose CEO Hubby Helped Run Burning Man Was Dead for WEEKS Before Being Discovered


Amber Marie Bently, a 35-year-old San Francisco socialite and jewelry designer, has been found dead in an apartment in Gardnerville, Nevada. Here’s what you should know.

1. She Appeared To Have Been Dead For Several Weeks

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According to a KTVU report, Amber’s body was discovered in an apartment in Gardnerville, Nevada, on Friday (July 19) by a process server who went to deliver an eviction notice at an apartment on High School Street. It is not clear is the eviction notice was for her or for a neighbor nearby. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said it appeared she had been dead for several weeks. She was not reported missing. Amber lived alone in the apartment.

2. The Autopsy Was Inconclusive

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According to Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks, “There was no evidence of criminal activity or foul play.” He also said that the autopsy was inconclusive on the cause of death. Toxicology reports are pending.

3. She Was Married to the CEO of Bently Holdings

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Amber Marie Bently was married to Christopher Bently, CEO of the sustainable development company Bently Holdings. According to his bio on the company website, “He is an avid environmentalist who insists on nothing less than exemplary green operating fundamentals in every one of Bently Holdings’s properties.”

The company has not made a comment on Amber’s passing.

4. Amber Marie Bently Was A Jewelry Designer

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One of Amber’s claims to fame was her high-end jewelry that she often sold at big events in San Francisco. Prices for her hand-made, one-of-a-kind pieces ranged from $500 to $6,500.

In 2009, a collection of her jewelry designs was exhibited at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

The website for Amber’s jewelry has been taken down.

5. The Bently Couple Were Burning Man Enthusiasts

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The couple were enthusiasts for the Burning Man music festival that takes place annually in Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

They love it so much that Christopher Bently serves on the board of directors of the Burning Man Project, which is responsible for upholding the values described in the Ten Principles of Burning Man.

Although the couple were not living with each other at the time of Amber’s death, it is unclear whether they were divorced.

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