BELLE ISLE, Fla. – The family of Stephanie Hollingsworth, a mother who was last seen weeks ago, has increased their reward for information that leads investigators to her return as they plan to continue searching for the missing woman throughout the weekend.
According to officials, the reward is now $10,000 for information that leads to locating the missing mother.
The Belle Isle Police Department was offering a $5,000 reward for information.
Chad Chitwood said he is thankful community members have come out to help search for his sister.
“That’s what she would do. She would do anything for anybody in this community and everybody that’s ever come out here has said nothing but the same,” Chad Chitwood said. “We are so grateful and hopefully when we get her back and this is all over we can put together a list of the remarkable businesses, printers and people bringing us food and everything else.”
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 showed her walking up and down an aisle at the Orlando store around 2 p.m., police said.
Hollingsworth’s husband, Scott, is trying to be optimistic as the family searches for the wife and mother but says he’s getting desperate for someone to say something.
“It’s just amazing that we have no idea at this point what happened,” Scott Hollingsworth said.
He said on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., volunteers will meet at the Walmart located at 5991 S Goldenrod Road.
“It really helps us get through this time. Give us the strength to kind of make it through each day,” Scott Hollingsworth said.
If you’ve seen Stephanie Hollingsworth or know where she is, you’re asked to call the Belle Isle Police Department or Crimeline right away.