Stephen “Steve” Paoletti, 44, is missing from Edgewater, Florida. Steve who is a former police officer and now a private investigator has not contacted his family since May. Stephen had been living in a barn on a property on Hideaway Lane in Edgewater, until Hurricane Matthew, he then moved into a camper on the Galbreath property. He also had been the caretaker for the Gold Rock Campground. It was a friend of Steve’s that reported him missing on June 3, 2017, because she had not talked with him since May 30.
A while back, the Galbreath family filed a civil lawsuit against Steve, with the intentions to get him and his camper off their property where Steve had been living. The property owners stated they saw him on May 23, talking with a couple of men and may have driven off in a truck with them. The civil dispute was also confirmed by Rick Raymond a PI hired by the Paoletti family, reports Click Orlando news.
The police searched the area, including his camper and vehicle, but nothing was found.
His mother, Connie Paoletti told Journal Online, “It’s just so, so unlike him to just not answer us or his phone calls. We spoke to him weekly. He spoke to his father two or three times a week during the week when I was at work and just talk about hockey scores and Ronda Rousey.”
The family is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the location of Paoletti.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, at 386-254-1537, Raymond, 386-310-4812.