One year later, search for Danielle Stislicki continues

2017 Year in Stories

On Dec. 2, 2016, 28-year-old Danielle Stislicki left her job at MetLife in Southfield with plans to stop at her Farmington Hills home, then meet a friend for dinner.

No one has heard from her since.

The next morning, her worried friend drove to Independence Green Apartments, in the area of Halsted and Grand River. She found Stislicki’s Jeep Renegade, but no sign of its owner.

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Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus told WDIV-TV last month that investigators have made “remarkable progress” and believe “very strongly” that they’ll solve the case. He said earlier this year that Stislicki was the victim of a crime and probably will not be found alive.

The department has formally identified 30-year-old Floyd Galloway, who had been a security guard in the building where Stislicki worked, as a “person of interest”. In June, Livonia Police arrested Galloway in connection with the attempted sexual assault of a runner in Hines Park that happened several months before Stislicki’s disappearance.

At the time, Police Chief Chuck Nebus acknowledged that investigators had interviewed Galloway and searched his Berkley home several times.

A massive search of the park in mid-July came up empty:

Last month, Galloway admitted guilt in the Hines Park assault case; he faces up to 35 years in prison. Stislicki family members sat in court the day he entered his plea.

“…for us it was an opportunity to let him know we are still here,” her mother, Ann, told WDIV-TV.

What you can look for

Police are still hoping to find these items:

Danielle Stislicki blue jacket
Danielle’s Blue Eddie Bauer jacket
Danielle Stislicki Galaxy Prime Core phone in rose gold case
Danielle Stislicki’s cell phone 
Danielle Stislicki keychain
Danielle Stislicki’s keychain and charm

As hunting season began last month in Michigan, authorities asked hunters to be on the look out for the items, as well as a tan and white striped comforter, Stislicki’s blue jeans and burgundy boots.

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