More than two weeks after Farmington Hills, Michigan, woman Danielle Stislicki mysteriously vanished, police have released an update in the case indicating they believe she was the victim of a crime.
The statement released Monday, December 19, by the Farmington Hills Police Department, states that investigators continue to relentlessly work on Danielle’s case and have obtained further information from various federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations, according to Fox 2 Detroit.
The full Farmington Hills Police statement regarding Danielle’s case, according to Fox 2 Detroit, reads as follows.
“All available information and evidence leads investigators to believe Danielle Stislicki was the victim of a crime. Investigators have worked tirelessly since Danielle was reported missing. Farmington Hills detectives and evidence technicians have received extensive assistance and resources from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. All of the investigating agencies want the Stislicki family and the public to know that the law enforcement community is determined and committed to finding Danielle and solving this case. Investigators have collected evidence currently under analysis and examination. No information will be released regarding the specifics of the case in order to maintain the integrity of an active investigation. Investigators continue to follow leads in the case. Tips from the public are strongly encouraged and should be directed to the Farmington Hills Police Department’s Command Desk at (248) 871-2610. Tipsters may remain anonymous. The total possible reward money from Independence Green Apartments ($50,000.00), MetLife ($50,000.00) and family friend’s GoFundMe account ($25,000.00) totals over $125,000.00.”
Danielle, 28, whose friends and family describe her as responsible, conscientious, outgoing, and extremely friendly, vanished sometime in the late afternoon of Friday, December 2, after leaving her job at MetLife in Southfield.
She reportedly planned to stop at her Independence Green apartment and then head out to meet a lifelong female friend for dinner. When Danielle never showed up for the meeting, her friend became very concerned and decided to travel to Danielle’s apartment complex to see if she could find her. Once there, the friend discovered the missing woman’s vehicle parked near Danielle’s apartment. Danielle also failed to show up to work the next day.
Local law enforcement later announced that inside Danielle’s locked Jeep Renegade was her purse, her identification, and her credit cards.
Danielle’s keys and cell phone were nowhere to be found, which police find “highly suspicious,” reports Click on Detroit.
Police also announced her key ring contains a unique key charm consisting of “a smiling yellow figure with a green body and yellow legs,” CBS News reports. Danielle’s cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in a rose case.
Danielle’s family members have publicly announced they are more than certain she would not just disappear voluntarily without notifying anyone and would not have failed to show up for dinner with her friend without letting her know.
MLive reports that Ann Stislicki, Danielle’s mother, stated, “Danielle would not just leave her best friend hanging.” Her father, Rich Stislicki, noted his daughter had hopes and dreams for the future and wouldn’t just walk away from them voluntarily. According to MLive, Rich said Danielle was even thinking about building a “tiny house.”
Danielle is described as being 5-foot, 5-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.
At press, the aforementioned GoFundMe campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle had surpassed its $25,000 goal and is at $26,155. This means, combined with Danielle’s employer’s $50,000 reward and the Independence Green’s $50,000 contribution, the current reward is $126,155.
Law enforcement wants 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 dark gray 2015 Jeep Renegade with Michigan License Plate DGH 8957.
Click on Detroit reports that police are now investigating whether Danielle actually drove her Jeep to her apartment complex or whether someone else drove the vehicle and parked it there.
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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