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Reward tops $120K for missing Farmington Hills woman

Holly Fournier, Mark Hicks, and Candice Williams
The Detroit News

The reward offered for information about a missing Farmington Hills woman has jumped to more than $120,000 as officials and family continue searching for the 28-year-old last seen a week ago in Southfield.

Danielle Stislicki disappeared after leaving her job at MetLife around 5 p.m. Dec. 2 on Telegraph, north of 10 Mile, according to police. She had asked to leave work earlier than scheduled and had plans to meet up with a longtime female friend. She never arrived.

Supporters have launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for a reward to generate tips. As of Friday morning, donors had pledged nearly $21,000.

Her workplace has offered $50,000, police confirmed Friday morning. That matches a $50,000 reward put up by the woman's apartment complex, Independence Green Apartments near Halsted and Grand River.

On Saturday, friends and family have planned a candlelight vigil from 5:30-7 p.m. under the arch outside the Raleigh Office Centre, where MetLife has its office.

Stislicki’s parents appealed to the public Wednesday for information that could bring their daughter home.

“I plead as a mother, from the deepest of my heart. Help us bring Danielle home,” Ann Stislicki said. “There is a huge community out here that Danielle belongs to and we need to go ahead and bring her home.”

At a news conference Wednesday at the Farmington Hills Police Department, Richard and Ann Stislicki described their daughter as exuberant, funny, silly and artistic. Richard Stislicki said she is the one everyone is drawn to during family gatherings because of her humorous life stories.

“Imagine in a moment in your life someone pulls a rug from underneath your feet,” Ann Stislicki said. “It is incredible. There’s no eating. There’s no sleep.”

Danielle Stislicki was discovered missing Friday after her friend became concerned that she didn't show up to their scheduled meeting, police said.

The friend went to Stislicki's home around 6 p.m. Saturday and found her mud-covered black 2015 Jeep Renegade parked about 10 feet from the front door. Stislicki's purse was inside the locked vehicle.

“We found no signs of a struggle or foul play or anything that stood out,” Police Chief Chuck Nebus said Wednesday.

“We don’t believe Danielle would have run away. There weren’t any mental illnesses or anything like that. We are very concerned for her safety.”

There are 12 police agencies involved in the case, including the FBI, Michigan State Police, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the South Oakland Narcotics Intelligence Consortium.

Police are looking for anyone who may have seen Stislicki leaving her job or who may have seen her vehicle the night of Dec. 2 or the next day. They are also looking for a key charm with a yellow smiley face and a green body, as well as Stislicki’s Samsung Galaxy Core Prime phone in a rose-colored case.

Stislicki is described as 5-foot-5, white, weighing 123 pounds with wavy, medium-length brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black zip-up shirt, a blue Eddie Bauer coat and burgundy boots.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Farmington Hills police at (248) 871-2610.

(313) 223-4616

Twitter: @HollyPFournier