Search for Emma Fillipoff continues seven years after her disappearance

Search for Emma Fillipoff continues seven years after her disappearance
Emma Fillipoff went missing in Victoria on November 28, 2012. Victoria. Vic PD Major Crime Detectives continue to investigate.

Victoria Police say the investigation continues Thursday on the seven-year anniversary of since Emma Fillipoff disappeared from Victoria without a trace.

Fillipoff, who was 26 at the time, was barefoot, holding her shoes and distraught when she spoke to VicPD officers on Nov. 28, 2012, between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police said they had been contacted about a woman acting in an unusual manner in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the officer spoke at length with her. They also said they ensured her well-being and she was allowed to continue on her way.

A few hours later, she was reported missing and has not been heard from or seen since.

A prepaid credit card she bought on Nov. 28 was used five days later at a Colwood gas station.

According to police, it was determined in the subsequent investigation that Emma may have been suffering from an undiagnosed mental health issue.

Emma’s disappearance is still being investigated by VicPD major crime detectives.

Anyone who has seen Emma or knows where she may be is asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 or their local police department.

Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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