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Experts : A Lot of Pain

In March 2014 Emma Fillipoff’s mother, Shelley, approached the fifth estate to tell her daughter’s story and help find her.

As part of our process to help the Fillipoff family get some answers, we enlisted the help of five experts --- a criminologist, a homicide investigator, a language expert, a search and rescue expert and a forensic psychologist. We provided each with a background file on the case and asked them to weigh in with their opinions on what may have happened to Emma.

Dr. Jeff Hancock is a Professor at Cornell University. He is co-Chair of the Information Science department. His expertise is in deception and its detection. Emma wrote detailed journals which Hancock reviewed for our program.