Who is Floyd Galloway?

Galloway named person of interest in Danielle Stislicki's disappearance

LIVONIA, Mich. – Who is Floyd Galloway Jr., the man named a person of interest in Danielle Stislicki's disappearance?

Galloway is no stranger to the Stislicki family. He was a security guard at a Southfield building where Stislicki and her mother, Anne Stislicki, worked. That's the last place the 28-year-old Farmington Hills woman was seen in December.

"Floyd would watch many folks who would work late at night," Anne Stislicki said. "Would watch you walk to your car to make sure you were OK."

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Anne Stislicki said Galloway was always kind and professional to her.

Those who knew Galloway growing up said he was pretty quiet, played basketball and football at Shrine High School in Royal Oak and never seemed to cause any problems.

When the Local 4 Defenders showed those people a mugshot of Galloway, they were shocked.

The 30-year-old is facing charges of sexual assault and kidnapping from an attack last September at Hines Park.

"At first I didn't believe it because it didn't sound like him," said Elizabeth Rose Newton, Galloway's sister-in-law. "I'm just hoping that he can clear the air for himself, as far as what actually happened."

Newton has been outspoken for months, asking her brother-in-law to be more helpful in the investigation into Danielle Stislicki's disappearance.

"She did things we couldn't do," Anne Stislicki said of her daughter. "We all have a moral compass."

Galloway's Berkley house was searched, and officials removed a mattress, floorboards and a car for DNA testing.

Neighbors didn't want to speak on camera, but one said it's "very unnerving" and "feels better that he's at least in custody." He was shocked Galloway has been named as a person of interest and very upset that he's charged in the Hines Park attack.

Allen Park police are also investigating the similarities between a sexual-assault case they are looking into and the one in Livonia.

The combined evidence collected from both investigations led Livonia police to arrest Galloway. Farmington Hills police wouldn't be specific about the evidence.

Police said they've talked to Galloway about Danielle Stislicki's disappearance, conducted more than 60 search warrants and plan to do more searches in the near future.

About the Authors:

Karen Drew is the anchor of Local 4 News First at 4, weekdays at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. She is also an award-winning investigative reporter.

Derick is the Lead Digital Editor for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.