Parents of Danielle Stislicki respond after officials say she won't be found alive

Search at Hines Park ends with no sign of Danielle Stislicki's remains

By Karen Drew - Reporter/Anchor, Derick Hutchinson

LIVONIA, Mich. - The parents of Danielle Stislicki released a statement to Local 4 on Wednesday after officials said they don't believe the 28-year-old woman will be found alive.

Police and FBI agents searched for Stislicki's remains at Hines Park in Livonia, where a person of interest in her disappearance is accused of sexually assaulting a jogger.

READ: Everything we learned from Wednesday's search

FBI profilers said predators often return to the same area of a prior crime, so 155 law enforcement officials used 14 K-9 units, cadaver dogs and metal detectors to look for evidence connected to Stislicki's disappearance.

The massive search area was east of Newburgh Road, where investigators said Floyd Galloway is accused of attacking a jogger last fall.

Since Galloway has been named a person of interest in connection with Stislicki's disappearance, officials believed there was a chance Stislicki's remains would be found near the scene of the jogger attack.

READWhy experts say Hines Park needed to be searched for Danielle Stislicki

Officials ended the search Wednesday afternoon without finding anything. Right now, they don't plan to search Hines Park again.

Police said they're searching for a brown and tan comforter.

"We can't tell you why or how that fits with the case, but yes, that is something new we added to the case today -- this tan, striped comforter," Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus said.

Local 4 Defender Karen Drew spoke with Stislicki's parents on Wednesday.

"We would like to thank all of the law enforcement agencies and volunteers that participated in today's search," Rich Stislicki, Danielle Stislicki's father, said in a statement. "We know their efforts one day will bring justice to our family and Danielle."

The Stislickis said they will keep fighting as more searches for their daughter continue.

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