Nearly six months ago, Danielle Stislicki of Farmington Hills, Michigan, vanished without a trace. Police have publicly announced she was the victim of a crime and continue to investigate her case daily. Due to the massive amount of publicity and the circumstances surrounding Danielle’s disappearance, one local news media report is including her case as one of the biggest that remains unsolved in the region.
In fact, CBS Detroit has placed Danielle’s disappearance on par with two other major Metro Detroit cases: The Oakland County Child Killer and that of Jimmy Hoffa.
A series of horrific crimes took place from 1976 to 1977 in Oakland County that still remains unsolved. According to CBS Detroit, a serial killer kidnapped and murdered four children ranging in age from 10 to 12 over the course of 13 months. Mark Stebbins, Jill Robinson, Kristine Mihelich, and Timmy King were the innocent and unsuspecting victims of the killer who has remained elusive for 40 years.
CBS reports that Barry King, Timmy’s father, has been vigilant in trying to solve these crimes. He has started a blog about the Oakland County Child Killer case and created a Facebook page called “A Father’s Story – OCCK – 40th Anniversary” as part of his efforts.
Another widely publicized case that has baffled many is the vanishing of Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa back in 1975. According to CBS, the last time Hoffa was seen, he was outside a Detroit restaurant. Hoffa has not been heard from since, however, throughout the years, authorities have engaged in digging expeditions after receiving several tips his body may be buried in different locations.
Jimmy Hoffa infamously disappeared from a suburban Detroit restaurant in 1975. He was never heard from again & declared dead in 1982. pic.twitter.com/OMEonHMIxU
— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) May 5, 2017
The CBS report notes that notorious serial killer Henry Lee Lucas once confessed to offing Hoffa, but then took back his confession. Another who claimed to have murdered Hoffa was Frank Sheeran, who alleges he shot the Teamster boss in the head as part of a mob hit. According to CBS, “blood was found under the floorboards” of a house where the murder allegedly took place, but a DNA match could not be made to Hoffa because the blood had degraded too much over the years.
As far as the investigation into Danielle’s case, Farmington Hills police indicate they are making progress every day. In a recent interview with a true crime podcast called Already Gone, authorities confirmed that a Berkley home that was searched only weeks after Danielle vanished belonged to a former co-worker. Not much else is known about the case, and so far, no one has been named a person of interest or suspect in Danielle’s disappearance.
Danielle Stislicki Search Continues As Fliers, Hashtags Of Hope Shared In Unusual Places In Effort To Find Her https://t.co/y9rpe4DAFx
— Digitally Contented (@DContented) May 22, 2017
Danielle, 28 at the time, went missing in the late afternoon of Friday, December 2, 2016, after leaving her job at MetLife at around 5 p.m. She had plans later in the evening to meet a lifelong female friend for dinner after first stopping at her apartment on the way home from work.
"Danielle Stislicki One Of Thousands Who Vanished In Michigan As State Promotes Missing Persons Awarness Month" https://t.co/R3hh7AVrPJ
— Ren (@Nekomonogatari) May 19, 2017
When Danielle failed to show up for the planned dinner, her friend became extremely worried. When she was unable to make contact with Danielle by Saturday and Danielle failed to show up for work, the friend became alarmed. She then headed to the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives, and when the friend arrived, she found Danielle’s Jeep Renegade parked near her apartment.
Local law enforcement later announced that inside Danielle’s locked Jeep was her purse, her identification, and her credit cards. Danielle’s keys and cell phone were nowhere to be found, thus, authorities announced her key ring contains a unique key charm consisting of a yellow figure with a green body and yellow legs. Danielle’s cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in a rose gold case.
Danielle is described as being five feet, five inches tall, and weighing about 123 pounds. She has brown wavy medium-length hair and was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a blue Eddie Bauer jacket, and burgundy boots when she vanished.
Police want to speak to anyone who may have spotted Danielle or her Jeep between 5 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, when her vehicle was found. Danielle’s vehicle is a black 2015 Jeep Renegade with Michigan License Plate DGH 8957.
The website www.finddani.org is another place where those who want to support the search for Danielle can find a bevy of information about her case. In addition, in the “How Can I Help?” section of the website it features social media links to the Twitter page @find_dani and details about tagging tweets and retweets. In addition, a link exists to the finddaniellestislicki Instagram page where memories of the young woman are being shared.
Danielle Stislicki Update: Missing Woman’s Mom Makes Impassioned Plea At Missing Persons Day 2017 [Video] https://t.co/K7txTpSHPe
— Gina Lawriw (@GinaLawriw) May 11, 2017
At press, a GoFundMe campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle had jumped to $33,640, surpassing its original goal of $25,000 by several thousand dollars. Danielle’s employer, MetLife, is offering a $50,000 reward, and the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives is offering another $50,000, making the current reward $133,640.
Anyone who has information regarding Danielle Stislicki is urged to call the Farmington Hills Police Command Desk at 248-871-2610 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587. Those who call with any information about the missing woman can remain anonymous if they so desire.
[Featured Image by the Farmington Hills Police Department]