Berkley house searched in Stislicki disappearance

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

Law enforcement officials said they searched a Berkley home Thursday in connection with the disappearance of Farmington Hills resident Danielle Stislicki.

Farmington Hills Police declined to say what, if anything, was discovered during the search of the home.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus said his agency and others have searched several locations over the past three weeks.

“Detectives, evidence technicians and crime lab personnel have been working tirelessly and remain committed to finding Danielle and solving this case,” he said in a prepared statement. “The investigation has been progressing since day one.”

The home searched Thursday by Farmington Hills Police and the Oakland County Crime Lab is near the Berkley Ice Arena on Robina Avenue and Oxford Road. Its connection to the disappearance wasn’t released by police.

Stislicki went missing around 5 p.m. Dec. 2 after leaving her job at MetLife in Southfield in the area of Telegraph near 10 Mile. A reward fund, which currently has more than $120,000 in it, has been established for information leading to the 28-year-old woman’s whereabouts.

Stislicki had asked to leave work earlier than scheduled and had plans to meet up with a longtime female friend but never arrived to meet the woman, police said.

Stislicki’s car was found at her apartment, located in the area of Halsted and Grand River in Farmington Hills. She is described as 5 feet, 5 inches and weighing 123 pounds. She has medium-length wavy, brown hair and was last seen wearing a black zippered shirt, blue jeans, a blue Eddie Bauer coat and burgundy boots.

Supporters have launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for a reward to generate tips. A total of $129,000 has been raised as of Friday. Independence Green Apartments, Stislicki’s apartment complex, has donated $50,000 to the fund while MetLife has given $50,000.

At a news conference earlier this month, Stislicki’s mother appealed to the public to provide any information that could help bring her 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.”

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