After six months of intense searching, looming questions remain regarding the whereabouts of Danielle Stislicki. The Farmington Hills, Michigan, woman is believed to have disappeared outside her workplace last December, but very little else is known or has been released to the public about her case. Recently, Danielle’s parents spoke to a local news media outlet about their daughter and the search for their missing loved one.
Reporter Karen Drew, who conducts investigative reports as part of the Local 4 Defenders, with featured stories on Click on Detroit, spoke to Richard and Ann Stislicki about Danielle and her case.
At one point during the conversation, Rich stated, “Danielle was our potential, the best of us.”
Ann was perplexed by Danielle’s disappearance.
“You cannot just vanish off the face of the earth,” Ann said, and later added that it’s “terrifying” to think that she and her husband may be forced go another month “waiting to find answers.”
In order to stay strong and continue their search for Danielle, the couple is doing all they can to share the missing woman’s story, according to Drew. That includes speaking at the state’s recent missing person’s event and remaining active on social media.
Rich told Drew the purpose of getting involved with others who have missing loved ones is to remain educated about the subject matter and also to offer support to those who are unfortunately faced with a similar situation.
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Ann noted that one dilemma is to figure out how to get up each morning and maintain hope. Rich told Drew he believes the key is to “always be doing something beyond us because I don’t feel we can turn back the clock.”
In addition, Ann emphasized how everyone should be aware of their surroundings and keep their heads up in order to “stop the missing in Michigan.”
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According to Drew, over this past Mother’s Day, the first she has experienced without Danielle, Ann wrote a moving poem to her daughter which reads as follows.
“I wish on the stars I see so bright at night, we will find out who did this with all of our might… I wish we could hold you just one more time, and that they didn’t have to say you were a victim of a crime… I wish and pray for you each day, and hope we find truth before the end of May… We will not give up the search for you, with all my love and hugs to you Danielle, ‘Olive Juice.'”
Drew’s report reiterated the fact that Danielle is believed to have vanished in Southfield outside her place of employment. The report also indicated that evidence, including floorboards, a mattress, and a car, have been obtained from a Berkley house that belongs to a security guard who once worked in the same building as Danielle.
It should be noted that despite this, police have not named anyone a person of interest or suspect in Danielle’s case.
Drew noted the following about the investigation in her report.
“Farmington Hills Police tell me the border of this puzzle is complete and they’re slowly filling in the missing pieces of Danielle’s disappearance. But still, no answers for her family.”
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.
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At press, a Go Fund Me 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 Find Danielle Stislicki/Facebook]