SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) — A candlelight vigil was held Saturday evening in Southfield to draw attention to the case of Danielle Stislicki, the 28-year-old Farmington Hills woman who was last seen on December 2.
The vigil was held at the MetLife office building at on Telegraph Road, the last place where Stislicki was seen.
Roughly 100 people on hand for the event, which was not meant to be a somber affair. Stislicki’s mother, Ann, spoke to the crowd about how an outpouring of support has kept her family going.
“You become weak and you feel like you can’t push any further and there’s someone there and there’s a Facebook post and there’s someone saying ‘I’m getting you this, I’m finding you the opportunity to go ahead and put her face and the information on a bulletin board,'” Ann said. “That is the support that, although you may not know it, that has been what has kept us going.”
Stislicki was last seen around 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 leaving her job at the MetLife Office Building. Her Jeep was found a day later, parked outside her home at the Independence Green apartments in the area of Halsted and Grand River in Farmington Hills.
The vehicle was locked, police said, and Stislicki’s purse — along with her ID and credit cards — was found inside. There were no signs of a struggle.
Family members say its out of character for Stislicki to disappear like this, and they fear she may have been abducted.
“Our concern is that Danielle is somewhere being held, not by her choice, and wants to come home — and we want to bring her home,” her mother said earlier this week.
MetLife is offering $50,000, the apartment complex is offering $50,000, and a GoFundMe account has grown over $20,000 — bringing the total reward for information in the case to more than $120,000.
Police are also looking for Stislicki’s keys, which have a distinctive key charm: a smiling yellow figure with a green body and yellow legs; as well as her cell phone: a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime phone in a rose-colored case.
Stislicki is described as 5’5″ tall and 123 pounds, with brown, wavy, medium-length hair. She was last seen wearing jeans, a black zip-up shirt, a sky blue Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 jacket and burgundy boots. She has no known mental health issues.
Anyone who may have been in the area of Stislicki’s workplace or her apartment early Friday evening is asked to try to recall if they spotted Stislicki’s vehicle — a dark gray Jeep Renegade, mud-covered on the bottom half — on the road, where, and at what time.
Anyone with information should call Farmington Hills Police at 248-871-2610, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Investigators want to speak to:
• Anyone who may have seen Stislicki and/or her Jeep leaving the Met Life office parking lot on Dec. 2.
• Anyone who may have seen Stislicki and/or her Jeep arriving at her apartment complex between 5 p.m. on Dec. 2nd and 6 p.m. on Dec. 3.
• Anyone who may have seen Stislicki any time between 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 when her Jeep was found.