Missing Florida mom Stephanie Hollingsworth's SUV found submerged in pond with unidentified body
On September 25, Hollingsworth had left her Belle Isle home around 2 pm to run a few errands and even withdrew $20 from a bank but she never returned home
ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA: Missing Florida mom Stephanie Hollingsworth's SUV was found submerged in a retention pond in east Orange County. Stephanie had disappeared last month and searchers have been looking for her since.
According to WFTV, Orlando Police has reported a body inside the vehicle but the identity is yet to be confirmed. Drone pilots helping with the search were able to find the vehicle whose license plate matches that of Stephanie’s SUV, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
As reported previously by MEAWW, on September 25, Stephanie left her Belle Isle home around 2 pm. She was reportedly running errands and had withdrawn $20 cash from a nearby bank. Surveillance footage shows her walking down a Walmart aisle later the same day.
Her husband Scott Hollingsworth said it was completely out of character for the yoga instructor and a mother of three sons, aged 21, 17 and 15 years, to simply vanish. Stephanie left the Walmart alone and security footage at both the bank and the store didn't turn up anything unusual and neither did she seem distressed. Her debit and credit cards have not been used after her $20 withdrawal. The video was shared by the police department saying, "Please share this video of missing Belle Isle woman Stephanie Hollingsworth, captured 9/25 at 2 pm at Walmart at 5991 S Goldenrod Rd. Belle Isle PD is concerned for her safety and @CrimelineFL is offering a $5,000 reward. We believe someone may have seen something."
Police had said they haven’t found signs of suspicious activity related to her going missing. Police are investigating “several” tips received via Crimeline, Houston, and they are still working to find the missing mother of three. Earlier this week, authorities also reported neither Scott nor immediate family members were suspects. Her family confirmed that she did leave her phone at home. She got into her silver Chevy Tahoe and just drove away, they said.
"She’s not the type of person to go away for even a few hours without letting someone know where she was, and now this is the 10th day. She loves her boys and would never voluntarily be away for this long," Scott told the outlet, adding: "She’s an amazing person, an amazing mother. She’s a beautiful soul and just gave everything she had to everyone in her life. A lot of people loved her, and anyone could always count on her." Speaking to People, he said, "We don't have any more information than that. But she couldn't have made it far with only $20. She hasn't been seen, and the Tahoe hasn't been picked up on any intersection or toll road cameras."
Stephanie was wearing a black shirt and gray or black pants when she went missing. She has been described as a White female, 5-feet-4-inches tall. She weighs around 115 pounds, has brown eyes and brown hair. Stephanie has the tattoo of Angel wings on the back of her neck, 'Scott' tattooed on her ring finger and a small tattoo on one of her arms. The reward for information on Stephanie that was set at $5,000 has now been increased to $10,000. Anybody with information on Stephanie’s whereabouts can call the Belle Isle Police Department via the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch number at 407-836-4357.