Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Emma Fillipoff was last seen in the Victoria Inner Harbour area on November 28, 2012. She was last seen around 8 p.m., speaking with two police officers outside Victoria's Fairmont Empress Hotel. Earlier in the day, she'd purchased a pre-paid cell phone and a pre-paid credit card from a local 7-Eleven store. The last known photo of her is from a security camera at the store.
Her car was found in the Chateau Victoria parking lot with all her belongings in it, including her passport, laptop, recently borrowed library books, a camera and numerous personal journals.
She had been staying at a local shelter for about 6 months prior to her going missing. Emma called her mother in Ontario on November 27, 2012 and told her she wanted to come home but didnít want to make the trip on her own. The next day, the 28, she called again saying she no longer needed help. When her mother stopped hearing from her she flew to Victoria and found out Emma had left a womenís shelter where she was staying and had disappeared.
It is believed that Emma may have been suffering from the onset of some mental health issues. Emma did not use or abuse drugs or alcohol. She worked as a chef at a popular Victoria, B.C., restaurant at the time. Friends and family say she was known for her creativity, photography and love of the outdoors.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Victoria Police Department
National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains