A preliminary hearing that will determine whether there’s enough evidence to try Floyd Galloway, Jr. for the murder of 28-year-old Farmington Hills resident Danielle Stislicki began Monday in 47th District Court.
Stislicki was last seen leaving the MetLife building in Southfield on December 2, 2016. Farmington Hills Police Department searched extensively in locations around the metro area and, in 2017, identified Galloway, a former security guard in the building where Stislicki worked, as a “person of interest”.
In late 2017, Galloway admitted to the kidnapping and attempted rape of a Livonia woman and is currently serving a 16-35 year sentence for those crimes.
Galloway has been charged with Stislicki’s murder, even though her body has not been found. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced in March that her office would file a first degree premeditated murder charge in the case, which had also been reviewed by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office.
On Monday, WDIV-TV reported that the last person to see Stislicki alive testified that he saw her with Galloway.
In a report on the Monday hearing, The Detroit News recapped testimony from a cab driver who picked up Galloway in Farmington Hills on the day Stislicki disappeared. And the Farmington Observer focused on emotional testimony from Stislicki’s friend Sarah Pollack, who had plans to be with Stislicki the night she disappeared.
The “Scales of Justice” YouTube channel has posted video of Monday’s hearing: