True Crime Factor Interview: Shelley Fillipoff

shelley_fillipoffIt was fall of 2011 when then-25-year-old Emma Fillipoff arrived in Victoria, British Columbia from Perth, Ontario. A free-spirited young woman, Emma was never one to shy away from exploring the world and the beauty in it.

Fast forward to November 2012. Following a series of disconcerting telephone conversations with a seemingly distraught Emma, her mother, Shelley Fillipoff, decided to board a plane to Victoria and see her daughter in person. Unfortunately, she would not receive the opportunity.

Emma Fillipoff disappeared on the evening of November 28 in front of the Empress hotel after speaking with police who were concerned for her well-being. She has not been seen or heard from since.

For nearly three years, Shelley has helmed an unending search for her daughter, whose case has garnered national attention. Most notably, Emma’s disappearance was the focus of a November 2014 episode of CBC’s The Fifth Estate (which is available for viewing here).

Shelley kindly spoke with me on the evening of October 19 to discuss Emma’s vanishing, the days leading up to her disappearance and various theories pertaining to her daughter’s case.

You can visit the Help Find Emma Fillipoff website at this link and find the official Facebook page here. Both sites are personally operated by Shelley.

Anyone with information related to Emma’s disappearance is encouraged to contact Shelley directly via E-mail at or telephone the Victoria Police Department (250-995-7654).

(Photo courtesy of the Times Colonist)

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