Ten months have passed since Farmington Hills, Michigan, woman Danielle Stislicki vanished in December, 2016. She has not been seen or heard from since. Although her case recently gained national attention via a syndicated crime show, questions remain as to what happened to Danielle and where she could possibly be. Just days ago, one of the missing woman’s loved ones posted a poignant message on social media offering words of hope and the belief she may still be alive.
Danielle’s concerned uncle, Chris Paliewicz, took to his Facebook page and wrote about how her disappearance has impacted him and other members of her family. He noted that family gatherings are not same without her “smile” and reminisced about her less-than-desirable love for “butter coffee.”
Chris also wrote that although the “experts say ‘She’s no longer with us’,” he’s still not convinced of that notion. He asserted that even if “the best profilers” offer this conclusion, he, and many other people, remain ardently unconvinced that she has passed.
On Facebook, Chris posted an image of Danielle that he notes is one of his “favorite pictures” of her “in her element.” It appears that she is sitting in her workplace cubicle, as she smiles and looks to be in an upbeat mood.
About a week ago, the nationally syndicated Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen covered Danielle’s case and brought to light some key information regarding her disappearance. It revealed that witnesses reported seeing Danielle with a man the night she vanished. According to CWD, the man seen talking to Danielle was none other than Floyd Galloway, Jr., a security guard that worked at the location.
The report also featured Danielle’s mother, Ann Stislicki, who stated that the married security guard would often “seek her [Danielle] out” by “walking around” her office and then “showing up by her cubicle.” She said Danielle was “friendly with Floyd and that was it.”
Livonia Police Chief Curtis Caid told CWD that Galloway was “the last person to be seen with Danielle,” which raises “serious questions.” Galloway’s house has been searched several times with a mattress and some floorboards removed from the home. CWD reports that Galloway and his wife, who has been in and out of the hospital for cancer treatments, moved out of their Berkley residence and now lives with his in-laws.
Galloway has been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, and assault with the intent to commit murder, in an unrelated case involving a jogger, according to the Detroit Free Press. The attack allegedly took place in September, 2016, in Hines Park.
Chief Caid told CWD that after comparing DNA from Danielle’s case and that of the female jogger, “There was a match between the two cases… That was the right guy.” Although Galloway has not been charged in Danielle’s disappearance, he is now behind bars awaiting trial for the jogger attack, according to CWD. His bond has been set at $750,000.
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.
At press, a Go Fund Me campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle had jumped to $34,715, 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 $134,715.
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]