Body found in submerged vehicle that belongs to missing Florida mom


Florida authorities searching for a missing mom who vanished running errands uncovered her car in a pond with a body inside.

Stephanie Hollingsworth, 50, was last seen driving a silver Chevy Tahoe, which was discovered Saturday submerged in Belle Island, news station WFTC reported.

Police searching with a drone spotted the vehicle underwater in the pond near Dowden Road and Story Time Drive.

Authorities were able to confirm there was a body inside, but haven’t released the identity of the victim.

The mother of three left her home in the SUV around noon on Sept. 25 to run errands, police said. Her debit card was last used around 2 p.m. that day when she withdrew $20 from an ATM at a Bank of America.

Her husband, Scott Hollingsworth, said that his wife would never leave for more than a few hours without telling anyone where she was going, People magazine reported.

“This isn’t like her at all,” he said, adding, “She loves her boys and would never voluntarily be away for this long.”