Updated: Nov 11, 2022
Emma Fillipoff was 26 years old when she went missing from Victoria B.C. in 2012. For years, it was believed that she was last seen by two police officers who were asked to check on Emma’s wellbeing. They found her at the Empress Hotel barefoot, disoriented, and disheveled. Emma’s family knew she’d been struggling recently. After receiving several concerning phone calls from Emma, her mother Shelley insisted on flying across Canada to her to be by her side. But by the time she got to Victoria, just a few hours after Emma’s encounter with the police, it was too late, Emma was gone.
Emma was last seen at the intersection of Craigflower and Admirals in Victoria. It’s believed she was on her way to Colwood. Emma is white 5ft 5 with brown hair and brown eyes. She has no tattoos, and she was last believed to weigh between 90 and 110 pounds. As of recording this episode, she would now be in her late 30s.
There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to Emma’s recovery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers @ 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Victoria Police Department's non-emergency number at 250-995-7654
If for some reason you submit a tip and they do not follow up, please use the contact form on HelpFindEmmaFillipoff.com to get in touch with her family.
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