Danielle Stislicki case: Person of interest's home searched in Hines Park assault case

Floyd Galloway accused of sexually assaulting woman jogging at Hines Park

By Karen Drew - Reporter/Anchor , Derick Hutchinson

BERKLEY, Mich. - Livonia police officers searched the home of the person of interest in Danielle Stislicki's disappearance in connection with a sexual assault case at Hines Park, the Local 4 Defenders learned.

A heavy police presence gathered at Floyd Galloway's Berkley home on Oxford Street with a search warrant in hand. They have a list of what they're looking for, but can't say exactly what because the warrant is sealed.

Sources told the Defenders that there were certain items they wanted to find in relation to the attack of a woman who was jogging on Sept. 4, 2016, in Hines Park.

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Galloway is accused of wrapping his arms around the jogger's neck and striking her on the side of her face. She struggled with him as he attempted to drag her toward the Rouge River.

Police said Galloway tried to remove her clothing and told her that he wanted to have sex with her.

The woman was able to fight him off and run away. She flagged down a motorist and used his phone to call police. Officers weren't able to find the attempted rapist, but an artist's sketch led to Galloway being taken into custody.

Galloway was arrested June 27, and police named him a person of interest in Stislicki's disappearance.

Click here to view a full timeline of the Danielle Stislicki missing case.

On Thursday, police executed the search warrant at Galloway's house and when they went inside, the house was cleared out. The home was empty with a home surveillance system left.

After they searched Galloway's home in Berkley, police headed to a house in Royal Oak, where Galloway had lived with his wife and her mother the past few months. The home is on Benjamin Avenue.

There was no answer when the Local 4 Defenders went to the home, but police asked Galloway's wife for other items they were searching for and she gave them to officers.

Sources told the Defenders they were described as "items of potential interest."

Overall, police described Galloway's wife as "pretty uncooperative." She was contacted when they arrived at the Berkley home, and told her they could bust down the door or she could let them in. She let them in and then led them to the Royal Oak home, where she handed over the items police were looking for.

She still stands in support of her husband.

Witnesses said police took items out of Galloway's wife's car near the passenger seat.

Livonia police said everything will be laid out Aug. 1 when Galloway is in court for a preliminary exam.

The Berkley home had been searched before by Farmington Hills police in connection with Stislicki's disappearance, and officers removed a mattress, floorboards and a car from the home.

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