The presumed murder of Danielle Stislicki after she left work Dec. 2 remains an unsolved mystery. But it's not a cold case.
Detectives reportedly focus on a former security guard at MetLife in Southfield, where the Farmington Hills woman worked, Ron Savage reports at Fox 2 (video below).
The guard, who lives in Berkley, "has been interviewed in connection with the disappearance," says the TV newsman, who speaks with the suspect's sister-in-law.
"It's not looking good, it's just not," says Elizabeth Newton. "She's still missing and he's still not said any bit of truth to the police." . . .
Just before Christmas, investigators armed with a court-ordered warrant searched [the guard's] home on Oxford Street in Berkley.
The former guard, classified as a "person of interest" by police, isn't named publicly by authorities or the media because he's not charged with a crime.
Fox 2's on-camera source adds vivid details about the developing case:
Newton says . . . investigators told her they have lifted a portion of the floor as evidence from his home.
"They took his floor; they took his cars; they took his family's cars. They have evidence of him, like, having been with Danielle on that day that she disappeared. They have eyewitnesses," Newton says she heard from [a sergeant] at the Farmington Hills Police Department.
"The police told me about there being eyewitnesses that saw them at the house together on Oxford in Berkley. My sister was in the hospital, so she wasn't around, and he has no explanation for his whereabouts that day."
At WDIV, Karen Drew reports that "neighbors said the security guard hasn't been seen in Berkley since police searched the home" Dec. 22.
No body has been found, creating a challenge for investigators. Drew adds:
Police said they're making progress on the case while they wait for lab results on mounting evidence that has been gathered. . . .
"It's like putting together the pieces of a puzzle, and every day it seems like there's another piece that goes into the puzzle," Farmington Hills police Chief Chuck Nebus said. "We're moving in the right direction of positive developments."
Drew also speaks with the victim's dad:
Richard Stislicki said he and his wife recently cleaned out their daughter's Farmington Hills apartment. He said it was a heartbreaking task.
He shared a picture of her bike and books that were in the apartment, saying it was too hard to share other mementos.. . . "My logical mind would be predisposed to think that it was not going to turn out well."