Danielle Stislicki Update: Missing Woman’s Case Inspiration Behind Free Women’s Self-Defense Course

The mysterious disappearance of Farmington Hills, Michigan, woman Danielle Stislicki six months ago has put many women on alert regarding personal safety and awareness. Thus, Danielle’s case has inspired a number of free self-defense classes for women, one of which is scheduled to take place on Saturday.

Renee Knowlton is behind the Fight for Dani Womens [sic] Awareness Facebook page and posted information about the event by writing the following.

“…This Saturday June 3rd at 3:30 is the Free Women’s Awareness & Self-Defense course, held at Canton Karate, all inspired by Danielle Stislicki. I hope to see everyone there that has signed up. This is a Priceless gift to empower yourself and to teach you how to stay safe. #FindDani.”

According to Canton Karate‘s Facebook page, the facility is located at 44254 Warren Road in Canton.


A self-defense and awareness course had been planned earlier in the month in Danielle’s honor, but unfortunately, according to a Facebook post by Renee, it was canceled due to lack of registrations. Renee wrote her reaction to the response, noting in part as follows.

“…It saddens me that women and young girls would not want to take advantage of this FREE class to help better protect themselves in this sometimes not so kind world. This threat is real in our country… I will not stop trying to help find free courses for women and young girls to be safer. #FindDani.”


Although Danielle has been missing for several months, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, true crime podcast Already Gone featured an interview with a prominent Farmington Hills police official who stated that progress is being made on her case daily. He also confirmed a Berkley home that was searched shortly after Danielle vanished in December 2016 belonged to a former co-worker of the missing woman.


At present, no one has been named a person of interest or a suspect in Danielle’s case by police.

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.

Danielle Stislicki Missing
[Image by Farmington Hills Police Department]

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 Stislicki Update
[Image by Farmington Hills Police Department]

Danielle is described as being 5 feet 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.

Danielle Stislicki Update
[Image by Farmington Hills Police Department]

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.

Danielle Stislicki Missing
[Image by Farmington Hills Police Department]

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, the “How Can I Help?” section of the website features social media links to the Twitter page @find_dani and details about tagging tweets and retweets. Also, a link exists to the finddaniellestislicki Instagram page where memories of the young woman are being shared.

At press time, a GoFundMe campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle had jumped to $33,785, 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 $133,785.

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]