Reward offered for info on missing Edgewater man

Last Updated: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:21 AM EDT

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is assisting in the search for a missing Edgewater man. 

  • Stephen Paoletti, 44, missing from Edgewater/New Smyrna area
  • Paoletti missing since May 30
  • Paoletti is a private investigator, former police officer
  • Family suspects foul play involved

Stephen Paoletti, 44, has been missing since Tuesday, May 30, when he last made contact with a friend via text. 

According to family members, this is highly out of character for Stephen and they have hired an investigator to help locate him. 

Officials said his vehicle is still at his residence and his cell phone goes straight to voicemail. 

Stephen is a private investigator and former Central Florida Police Officer, and his family believes foul play is suspected. 

A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to Stephen's location. 

Stephen is 6'0" ft, 180 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. He also has a small scar on his forehead and speaks with a slight stutter.