Florida authorities are searching for a missing mother who mysteriously vanished almost two weeks ago and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
The Ledger reports that Stephanie Hollingsworth left home in the Orlando suburb of Belle Isle on September 25 to run errands. She withdrew $20 cash from a nearby Bank of America drive-through off of Hoffner Avenue and Goldenrod Road at 2 p.m. She was in a silver Chevy Tahoe with Florida license plate Y50XUR.
Family members said she left her cellphone at home. She was last seen in a black shirt and black or grey pants.
Hollingworth’s husband, Scott, said it was completely out of character for his wife, who’s a yoga instructor and mother of three sons, to simply vanish. Security footage at the bank didn’t show anything unusual and Hollingsworth didn’t appear to be troubled or distressed.
“She’s an amazing person, an amazing mother. She’s a beautiful soul and just gave everything she had to everyone in her life,” he said. “A lot of people loved her, and anyone could always count on her.”
The Belle Isle police said they “have received no meaningful leads and continue to use every resource available” to locate the missing mom, but there is concern she could be in danger.
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“We’ve had so many people searching all week,” Scott Hollingsworth said. “What this allows us to do is to do it in an organized fashion so we can not backtrack and cover a bigger area.”
Stephanie’s brother, Chad Withworth, told WESH that his sister has a “heart of gold.”
Belle Isle Police Chief Laura Houston said authorities have used every resource possible to find Hollingsworth and the vehicle, but so far have no new leads.
“The fact that she just vanished from thin air. It just doesn’t make sense. That’s why we can say with very certain degree of certainty that she is in danger at this point and has been,” Scott Hollingsworth added.
Stephanie Hollingsworth is described as a white female who stands 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighs around 115 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information on Stephanie Hollingsworth’s whereabouts is asked to call the Belle Isle Police Department via the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch number at 407-836-4357.
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[Feature Photo: Stephanie Hollingsworth/Police Handout]