ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department confirmed Saturday night that the vehicle license plate found in a retention pond in Orlando matched the plate of Belle Isle resident Stephanie Hollingsworth.
Police have not yet confirmed whether the body found inside the vehicle was Hollingsworth.
He was last seen on September 25, along with his Chevy Tahoe.
On Saturday afternoon, searchers, along with the woman̵7;s family, were flying a drone near Dowden Road and Story Time Drive in the Innovation Way area when they discovered a vehicle inside a retention pond, according to Orlando Police. Department
A dive team along with the Orlando Fire Department confirmed that a deceased person was inside the vehicle, according to a statement from Orlando police.
The Belle Isle Police Department was aware of the discovery and contacted Hollingsworth’s family.
Family friend Larry Miles sent FOX 35 this statement:
“It has been a long, difficult road for the family. They have good hearts and are strong. Scott is a great father and he led a positive charge to find his wife. His children love and respect him. He is their rock.They see hundreds of seekers and thousands of people coming together praying to close the family.With all these people and the tireless effort they put forth while stopping their lives to help the needy of this family, Scott is still looking for his wife. He can rest. Scott encouraged us to start FindSteph.com. It became a movement. He wanted us to continue our efforts to bring out conversations that address the many topics that appear in this search.
It was a mother who loved her family and married her soul. Together they raised 3 strong, well-built men. They are all hurting the heart now, like in 3 weeks. The closure was now brought to make them all sad now. “
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