Orange County

SUV found underwater with body inside belongs to missing Belle Isle mother, police say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County investigators said they are still waiting for confirmation that a body inside an SUV discovered in a local pond; is that of missing Belle Isle mother Stephanie Hollingsworth.

Hollingsworth, 50, was last seen Sept. 25 at her Monet Avenue home near Hoffner Avenue and South Conway Road.

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The SUV was discovered fully submerged in water Saturday near Story Time Drive and Dowden Road, not far from Innovation Middle School.

Police said the SUV was found by civilian drone pilots who were assisting with the search for Hollingsworth.

Crews pulled the SUV out of a retention pond Saturday night.

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Police said its license plate matches the one on the vehicle Hollingsworth was last seen driving.

Hollingsworth was last seen on surveillance video at a Walmart off South Goldenrod road last month.

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Before that, she withdrew $20 from a Bank of America location.

Police said they are working to identify the body that was found inside the SUV.

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