Major Break in Michigan missing young woman case: Person of interest arrested on rape charges

Police have named a person of interest in the case of a Michigan woman who has been missing since December: A man who was arrested this week on charges of attempted rape in a difference case.

A police source told WWJ Newsradio 950 that the attempted rape suspect is a person of interest in the investigation into Danielle Stislicki’s disappearance.

As Crime Online previously reported, Stislicki, 28, vanished on December 2 after leaving her job at MetLife. She missed a dinner date with a girlfriend and was unreachable on her cell phone. The next day, her car was found, with the keys missing, parked in the driveway of her Farmington Hills home. Police said they did not believe Danielle drove the car there herself.

Police had been investigating a security guard who had previously worked at Stislicki’s office buiding, but did not name him at that time as he was not officially considered a suspect. In January, investigators were reportedly conducting DNA tests on a mattress that had been found in the security guard’s home. He worked at the MetLife building until October of last year, and police said at the time they believed he was acquainted with the missing woman.

According to the Detroit News, a man in custody on attempted rape charges is believed to be the same person that police were looking into in connection to Stislicki’s disappearance.

Livonia Police reportedly arrested Floyd Galloway, 30, on charges of kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to do great bodily harm.

The charges related to a September 4 incident in which a female jogger says he attacked her in a Livonia park.

“The victim said that she was grabbed from behind and dragged down an embankment, while being punched and strangled, to the point of losing consciousness,” Livonia police said in a statement.

The suspect also reportedly told the woman he wanted to have sex with her, but the victim was able to fight back and escape.

The Detroit News said that police would not comment on the connection between the attempted rape suspect and Stislicki’s disappearance, but that the missing woman’s family was in court on Wednesday morning when Galloway was formally charged.

The suspect is being held on a $750,000 bond. If he makes bail, Galloway will be required to wear a GPS bracelet.

 

 

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