Assault suspect arrested; possible link to Stislicki disappearance

A man believed to be connected to the disappearance of Farmington Hills resident Danielle Stislicki has been arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault case in Livonia.

A source close to the investigation said Tuesday evening the man, who is believed to be the suspect in the attempted sexual assault last September in Hines Park, is in police custody. The same source told the Observer and Eccentric that the man is also a person of interest in the disappearance of Stislicki, who went missing back in December. She has remained missing since, sparking an outpouring of calls to locate her throughout the past six months.

The source asked not to be identified as they were not authorized to speak on the matter.

The source said the man is believed to have the individual who attacked a female runner back on Sept. 4 along Hines Drive near Levan in Hines Park. The victim in that case told police he wrapped his hand around her neck and struck her when she tried to pass him. She said he also tried to remove her clothing and have sex with her. She fled the suspect, flagging down a motorist along the road and reported the incident. A sketch of the suspect was released several days later.

In the Stislicki case, Farmington Hills police raided a home back in December in Berkley with potential connections to her disappearance.

The man, whose name has not been released by police, could be arraigned on possible charges connected to the Livonia sexual assault as early as Wednesday in Livonia's 16th District Court.

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