Details of Disappearance Slesinksi was last seen in Auburn, Alabama on June 10, 2006. Her mother reported her missing five days later, after she visited Slesinski's home in the Ridgewood Village Trailer Park and realized her daughter had been gone for some time and the dog had not been fed.
At 4:41 a.m. on June 14, Slesinski's blue 2005 Mazda Tribute with the Alabama license plate number 94B6V was found abandoned and actively burning in the roadway on DeKalb Street off Opelika Road. She had just purchased the vehicle a short time before. Authorities have been unable to determine the cause of the blaze.
Slesinski's car was later sent to a forensics lab. The lab's results have not been released, but investigators stated there was no evidence that anyone was inside the vehicle when the fire started.
In August 2018, Derrill Richard "Rick" Ennis was arrested in Virginia and charged with capital murder, burglary and kidnapping in Slesinski's case. A photo of him is posted with this case summary. Authorities stated he knew Slesinski, but little information has been released about the case against him.
Slesinski graduated from Auburn University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and criminology, and she planned to get a master's degree. At the time of her disappearance, she was employed at the East Alabama Mental Health Center. One of her friends stated she was unhappy with her job and salary at the time of her disappearance.
She maintained close contact with her family and friends prior to her disappearance, but none of them have heard from her since she went missing. She left behind her puppy, which is uncharacteristic of her. Her hobbies include walking, bicycle riding and other sports, movies and video games.
Foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.
- Auburn Police Department
Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 1, 2019; two pictures added.