Danielle Stislicki Update: Self-Defense Seminar Dedicated to Missing Woman Has Goal of Empowering Women

It has now been over six months since Farmington Hills, Michigan, woman Danielle Stislicki vanished without a trace. To get the word out about Danielle’s case and at the same time teach women about personal safety, a self-defense seminar has been scheduled in her honor.

The upcoming course is one of many that have been inspired by Danielle and her mysterious disappearance. Although many of the prior self-defense classes have been free, the next event, slated to take place in July, will cost a small fee to attend. This is because part of the proceeds from the seminar will be donated to aid in the quest to find Danielle.

According to a Facebook post, the event, which is being held on Sunday, July 23 at 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, is titled the Find Dani Women’s Self Defense Seminar and is hosted by Mada Krav Maga located at 48796 Van Dyke Avenue in Shelby Charter Township.

Details of the self-defense seminar are posted on Facebook and read as follows.

“This seminar is geared to empower the women of our community through effective self defense techniques. We are also hosting this to help #finddani, and to raise awareness of the 600,000 missing persons, according to FBI data, that go missing in the United States each year. The cost of this special event is only $10 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Find Dani GoFundMe page… We will have a donation bucket out for anyone who would like to contribute further. In this seminar you will learn ways to avoid being targeted, as well as high probability methods of dealing with common threats. Join us in the fight to find Dani! There is limited pace, and we expect this event to fill up quickly. Call us at 586.838.1466 to reserve your space today!”

To date, Farmington Hills Police have released very little information about the investigation into Danielle’s case because it remains active and ongoing. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, true crime podcast Already Gone obtained information about the case during an interview with a prominent police official. This official indicated that progress is being made in Danielle’s case and confirmed that a Berkley home that was searched after the missing woman vanished belonged to one of her former co-workers.

At press time, police have not publicly named anyone a person of interest or a suspect in Danielle’s 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.

Danielle Stislicki Missing

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 Missing

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

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

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. A link also 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 $33,915, 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 $133,915.

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]