Cash reward for info on Belle Isle mother of 3 reported missing

Stephanie Chitwood Hollingsworth last seen Friday

A Belle Isle man is hoping a new reward will help authorities find his missing wife.

BELLE ISLE, Fla. – A 50-year-old Belle Isle woman was reported missing by her family earlier this week and police are seeking the public’s help in locating the endangered adult.

Belle Isle police said Stephanie Chitwood Hollingsworth, 50, was last seen on Friday at her home on Monet Avenue.

Crimeline is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information on Hollingsworth’s whereabouts. Her husband is pleading for the public to help find her.

“Stephanie... we are looking for you, your family loves you more than ever. We don’t know what’s going on but we’re going to find you.... just know that," said Scott Hollingsworth.

Belle Isle police said Stephanie last made a debit card transaction at the Bank of America at Hoffner Avenue and Goldenrod Road just before 2 p.m. Friday. They surveillance shows that she was alone, driving a 2000 silver Chevrolet Tahoe with Florida license plate numbers Y50XUR. She left her cell phone at home.

2000 Silver Chevrolet Tahoe Stephanie Hollingsworth was driving before she was reported missing near Belle Isle. (Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Scott says the mother of three boys would never leave her children.

“At this point, we have to suspect the worst... I’m asking for everybody’s help to do everything they can to find her," said Scott. “Understand that this woman... Stephanie, my wife of 25 years is in trouble and we need to get her back to her family, her children.”

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Police said they are running out of leads when it comes to Stephanie’s case.

“What’s odd about this case is that there’s only been one sighting or one transaction at the Bank of America Friday. Outside of that, we’ve taken just about every avenue that we can to locate her or the vehicle," said Sergeant Detective Jeremy Millis. "There has been absolutely no sightings of the vehicle since the Bank of America transaction.”

They’re asking nearby businesses to check their surveillance cameras and for anyone with information to come forward.

50-year-old Stephanie Hollingsworth has been reported missing since September 25, 2020. She is a mother of three children. (Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Belle Isle Police Department via the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch line at 407-836-4357 or call 911.

You can report any tips to crimeline at 800-423-TIPS anonymously. Any information leading to the whereabouts of Stephanie Hollingsworth can get up to a $5,000 reward.

The mother of three was last seen wearing a black shirt and gray and black pants. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and has brown hair and eyes.

Hollingsworth took her purse but left her cellphone. Police said she could be traveling in a 2000 Silver Chevrolet Tahoe with Florida license plate numbers Y50XUR.


About the Author:

Crystal Moyer is a multimedia journalist who joined the News 6 team in February 2020. Crystal comes to Central Florida from WKMG’s sister station, WJXT in Jacksonville, where she worked as a traffic anchor and MMJ.