Floyd Galloway Will Stand Trial For Murder Of Danielle Stislicki

Her body has not been found

WWJ News
September 10, 2019 - 5:19 pm

FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) - The man charged in the murder of a missing Farmington Hills woman has been bound over for trial.

Judge James Brady ruled in 47th District Court Tuesday that there is enough evidence to send Floyd Galloway, Jr. to trial in the death of Danielle Stislicki, despite the fact that her body has not been found.

Danielle Stislicki
Danielle Stislicki (Handout photo)
"Ms. Stislicki did not just walk away from her family," said Jamie Powell Horowitz of the Michigan Attorney General's Office, which is prosecuting the case. "She didn't just leave her loved ones, her friends, her social media accounts, her finances, her cat, her belongings. She didn't just walk away...she was killed by Mr. Floyd Galloway."

Among those to testify at a preliminary hearing, a Michigan State Police forensics expert said there was a "strong indication" of Stislicki's DNA in a carpet sample taken from Galloway's bedroom.

Oakland County Medical Examiner L.J. Dragovic in December 2018 issued a death certificate for Stislicki, saying she appears to have been a victim of assault, abducted by force and killed by violence on the day she went missing. 

Dragovic, who testified that he believes Stislicki was asphyxiated, was asked how he could conclude that Stislicki is dead without a body.

"It (his findings) integrated the police information, or the investigation information, but it's also based on the fact that this young woman did not show up every again," Dragovic said.

Evidence in the case also includes a note, said to be in the defendant's handwriting, left for Stislicki from a "secret admirer."

In addition, presented in court were records showing that police traced the path of Galloway and Stisliski's cell phones to the vicinity of Galloway's home on the day the woman disappeared. 

Stislicki was last seen Dec. 2, 2016 when she left work in Southfield. The 28-year-old, who went by “Dani,” planned to meet up with a friend for dinner that night — but she never showed up. 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, with her purse inside.

Galloway -- a former security guard MetLife, where Danielle worked -- is already in prison after pleading guilty to an attempted sexual assault along a Hines Park jogging trail in Livonia. 

Ann Stislicki testified Monday that her daughter knew Galloway from work, but “wasn’t interested" in him. 

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Ann Stislicki -- who has long believed her daughter was murdered -- said she and her husband are "elated" that the case against Galloway will go forward. 

Galloway maintains his innocence.