The family of Danielle Stislicki, who’s been missing for over a week, stated at a recent press conference they are concerned that the Farmington Hills, Michigan woman may have been abducted.
Danielle, 28, vanished sometime in the late afternoon of December 2, after leaving her job at MetLife in Southfield, according to CBS News. On that day, Danielle was scheduled to make a stop at her residence and then meet with a friend for dinner.
She failed to make her planned dinner meeting and did not show up for work the following day. Later, on Saturday afternoon, local law enforcement announced that Danielle’s vehicle had been found just outside the Independence Green Apartments, where she lived. CBS News reports that inside Danielle’s locked Jeep Renegade was her purse, as well as her identification and her credit cards.
It appears, however, that Danielle’s keys and cell phone were nowhere to be found either in the vehicle or her apartment. Authorities announced her key ring contains a unique key charm consisting of “a smiling yellow figure with a green body and yellow legs,” according to CBS News. Danielle’s cell phone is described as a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in a rose colored case.
At a news conference on December 9, Danielle’s mother expressed fears that her daughter may have been kidnapped. She said, “Our concern is that Danielle is somewhere being held, not by her choice, and wants to come home – and we want to bring her home.” According to CBS News, Danielle’s parents also noted that she wouldn’t just disappear without contacting them and they emphasized she is a very dependable person.
On Saturday evening, a candlelight vigil was held for Danielle at the last place she was seen, the Metlife office building where she works, CBS News Detroit reports. About 100 people showed up for the somber, yet hopeful event, and her family thanked all those who attended for their support and for keeping Danielle’s story in the public eye and on social media.
Danielle’s mother addressed the listening crowd, saying the following.
“You become weak and you feel like you can’t push any further and there’s something there and there’s a Facebook post and there’s someone saying, ‘I’m getting you this, I’m finding you the opportunity to go ahead and put her face and the information on a bulletin board…’ That is the support that, although you may not know it, that has been what has kept us going.”
Danielle is described as being 5’5″ tall, and weighing about 123 lbs. She had brown wavy medium-length hair and was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a light blue Eddie Bauer jacket, and maroon boots the last time she was seen.
At press, a Go Fund Me campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle was only about $500 short of its $25,000 goal. CBS News Detroit reports that MetLife is offering a reward of $50,000, and the Independent Green apartment complex where Danielle lives is offering another $50,000 reward, making the current reward around $125,000.
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, CBS News reports. Danielle’s vehicle is a dark gray 2015 Jeep Renegade with Michigan License Plate Number DGH 8957.
According to CBS News, the Secret Service and the FBI are just two of around 12 different law enforcement agencies currently involved in the search for Danielle.
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.
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