FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) — A preliminary hearing is being held Monday for Floyd Galloway Jr., the man accused in the murder of Danielle Stislicki.
Stislicki, 28, was last seen in December 2016 while leaving her job at MetLife in Southfield. She was reportedly supposed to meet a friend the night of Dec. 2, but never showed up.
Galloway Jr. used to work as a security guard at Stislicki's place of work. After her disappearance, police searched his home, taking away a mattress as possible evidence.
He was sentenced to 18-35 years in prison in December 2017 for the kidnapping, assault with intent to commit sexual conduct and assault by strangulation in connection to an attack on a Livonia jogger in September 2016, about two months before Stislicki went missing.
Stislicki's body has never been found. However, the Michigan Attorney General says Farmington Hills police and others have enough evidence to prosecute.
During the hearing on Monday, several people took the stand, including Stislicki's mother, best friend and the lead detective on the case.
Sarah Pollack fought back tears as she took the stand on behalf of the prosecution. Under questioning, she said Stislicki was her best friend whom she planned to have dinner with on the day she disappeared.
Lead Detective Ryan Molloy also used video in the hearing, showing carpeting removed from Galloway's home, which showed evidence of bodily fluid. Another video showed Galloway inside a Tim Horton's appearing to use Stislicki's phone after her disappearance.
Her mother, Ann, told prosecutor's that Galloway worked security at their business and often showed interest in Danielle that was not reciprocated.
GALLOWAY PHOTO: “There is no sign of Danielle here in the video.” Image admitted as more evidence shows defendant inside @TimHortons restaurant paying w/ cash. Detective Molloy says Danielle’s phone was active (in his hands), after her disappearance in Dec. 2016. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/pkkD4Pwx5q— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) September 9, 2019
BREAKING: “He was stand offish. He wouldn’t look at us in the eye & his hands were shaking. On Dec. 7th 2016, we did a search at the (Galloway) home on Oxford in Berkley looking for Danielle. He shared that home with his wife, who was in the hospital.” Det. Molloy. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/v7EYOhsYyC— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) September 9, 2019
CARPET REMOVED: Det. says initial tests showed a portion of the carpet tested POSITIVE for some type of fluid. A cell phone belonging to defendant Floyd Galloway was ALSO confiscated. Police were initially investigating him as the LAST person to see Danielle alive. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/uZ3isFpSV1— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) September 9, 2019
BREAKING: “He was the last person known to have seen her. We tried to find him, to interview him. We believed he was working at American Axle. He had a dark Buick with tinted windows.” Det. Ryan Molloy testifies, to Galloway being a person of interest. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/RVb76YQ8Uv— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) September 9, 2019
BREAKING: “I arrived at Tim Hortons & picked up a man. I drove the defendant from 10 & Grand River, to an apartment in Southfield. He said he was going to visit his girlfriend & his car wasn’t working. Talked low. He paid cash, about $40.” Cab driver, Sylvia Morris. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/Rg8ffRENQe— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) September 9, 2019
BREAKING: “Yes. I saw Danielle. The defendant was with her leaving work in her Jeep. She was driving & he was in the passenger seat. I didn’t really think anything of it. I never saw her again after that.” Witness Brandon Williams says he saw Danielle w/ defendant. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/evNFUfX6XX— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) September 9, 2019
SECRET ADMIRER: “Flowers were left on her desk at work.” Note shown in court was received by Danielle, along with flowers from a secret admirer. This was unusual and made her uncomfortable according to Ann Stislicki, Danielle’s mother. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/yWtuvkItZu— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) September 9, 2019