WKMG reports the Orlando Police Department has confirmed the body found inside an SUV in a retention pond over the weekend is that of the missing woman from Belle Isle, Stephanie Hollingsworth. Authorities have not yet released Hollingsworth's cause of death or how the SUV ended up in the pond.
WKMG reports Orlando Police confirmed the license plate on a vehicle found in a retention pond matches the license plate on the vehicle of missing Belle Isle woman Stephanie Hollingsworth, missing since Sept. 25.
Police said the car was discovered in a pond near Dowden Road and Story Time Drive. A dive team with the Orlando Fire Department said that a deceased person was found inside the car, according to police. Police did not immediately identify the deceased body.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the champagne-colored Chevy Tahoe believed to belong to Hollingsworth was found underwater in the city's southeast end during a drone search conducted by searchers working with the family, police said in a statement.
BELLE ISLE, Fla. (WKMG) -- New video released Monday shows a missing Belle Isle woman in Orlando on the day of her disappearance, according to Belle Isle Police.
Stephanie Hollingsworth, a wife and mother of three, has been missing since Sept. 25, according to police. On the same day she was reported missing, surveillance video from a Walmart shopping center located at 5991 S. Goldenrod Road shows her walking up and down an aisle at the Orlando store around 2 p.m., police said. The video was released Monday.
Hollingsworth can be seen wearing a face mask and all-black clothing in the video. She also has what appears to be a pair of sunglasses hanging from the front of her shirt.
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Stephanie Hollingsworth left her house on Sept. 25 without her phone, makeup or a spare change of clothes, a family friend told the Orlando Sentinel. Her silver 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe only had a quarter-tank of gas when she left the house. Her husband Scott Hollingsworth has asked the public to look out for his wife's vehicle with Florida license plate Y50XUR.
Her bank records show a single transaction afterward: a $20 withdrawal from an ATM at the Bank of America near Hoffner Avenue and South Goldenrod Road, the Sentinel reports.