Danielle Stislicki has not been seen or heard from since early December, 2016. Police have announced the young Farmington Hills, Michigan, woman was the victim of a crime, but little else has been reported about her disappearance. The mystery surrounding her vanishing has served to spark conversation among many, including Detroit podcasters who discussed her case on one of their recent episodes.
Although the information relayed on the podcast about Danielle’s case isn’t particularly sensitive or insightful, and nothing new is discussed about her disappearance, this type of public discourse keeps the conversation about the missing woman ongoing and active.
The Drew & Mike Podcast is helmed by Drew Lane, who, according to the show’s Twitter page, along with Mike, “…rocked the Detroit morning airwaves for 22 years and are now bringing it to the world of podcasting!”
Drew discussed Danielle’s case with his co-hosts, Trudi Daniels and Marc Fellhauer; all three seemingly perplexed as to why a resolution has not yet been had in the matter.
Marc stated he has ridden his bike past the Berkley home that has been searched by police for evidence. He stated that after passing the residence and while still in the neighborhood, he made a loud and opinionated comment about the home and what might have happened there, which he realized in retrospect was “rude.”
Trudi called Danielle’s case “really horrible,” while she, Drew, and Marc began to speculate on the whereabouts of the resident of the Berkley house.
They also questioned as to whether anyone could be charged in Danielle’s case even though she has not yet been found.
Marc said of the evidence reportedly taken from the Berkley residence, “If they pull up the floorboards and the mattress, they have to be done looking at that by now…” He then asked, “Did they not find anything?”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the true crime podcast, Already Gone, featured an interview with a prominent Farmington Hills police official, who confirmed the home belonged to a former co-worker of Danielle’s.
Drew noted that authorities may not have enough evidence to charge anyone regarding Danielle’s case, but added, “…sometimes… it’ll be a cold case and somebody will bring in fresh eyes and they’ll say, ‘You know what, there’s enough here… we got a couple new things. Let’s go for it, we gotta try it.'”
The recent news coverage by reporter Karen Drew and the Local 4 Defenders was also discussed, with Drew calling the story “really sad” as he emphasized how Danielle’s mother, Ann Stislicki, was heartbroken during the spot’s interview and had read a poem she had written for Danielle on Mother’s Day, reported prior by the Inquisitr.
The Drew & Mike Podcast co-hosts further discussed how police may have suspected Danielle’s former co-worker prior to any other suspect and speculated there must have been something about the evidence police took from the Berkley home.
Marc also wondered whether Danielle’s apartment complex had any sort of surveillance cameras set up or video footage that would indicate who drove the missing woman’s jeep from her workplace and parked it not far from her apartment door.
Ultimately, Drew reiterated that Danielle’s disappearance is a “terrible story… rotten,” with Marc and Trudi agreeing wholeheartedly.
Regarding the investigation into Danielle’s disappearance, the aforementioned report by Karen Drew not only stated Danielle is believed to have vanished in Southfield outside her place of employment, but also noted that evidence, including floorboards, a mattress, and a car, were obtained from the Berkley house, which belongs to a security guard who once worked in the same building as Danielle.
To date, police have not named anyone a person of interest or a suspect in Danielle’s case.
Nevertheless, authorities informed Karen Drew they are “slowly filling in the missing pieces” of Danielle’s puzzling case.
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.
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.
At press, a Go Fund Me campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle had jumped to $33,660, 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 $133,660.
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 Find Danielle Stislicki/Facebook]