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Clues that may help in the search for Emma Fillipoff

By: Ronna Syed Twitter: @Ronna_Syed

Clue #1: NEVER BEFORE RELEASED SECURITY FOOTAGE OF EMMA

On November 28, 2012 at 8:23 a.m. Emma purchases a pre-paid credit card at a 7-Eleven store in downtown Victoria.

Clue #2: LAST KNOWN PURCHASE EMMA MADE

At 5:54 p.m. that same day Emma returns to the same 7-Eleven store and purchases a pre-paid cell phone.

Clue #3: WHERE WAS EMMA GOING?

At 6:10 p.m. a taxi driver with ABC Taxi picks Emma up from the Harbour Air Terminal. Emma tells him to take her to the airport. When he tells her the cost of going to the airport, she asks him to drive her back to where he picked her up from and gets out. We do not know where Emma was planning on flying to.

Clue #4: FIRST RED FLAG

Shortly after, a passerby, who had met Emma once before, notices her standing on the street looking disoriented. He stops to check if she is ok and despite her assertion that she is, he is not convinced. After staying with her for an hour, he calls 911 to report Emma is in a state of distress.

Clue #5: LAST KNOWN CONVERSATION

Two officers from Victoria PD respond to the 911 call and stop to speak with Emma, who by then is in front of the Empress hotel. This is at 7:18 p.m. They speak with her for half an hour.

Clue #6: LAST PLACE SEEN

After chatting with Emma for approximately 30 minutes and getting repeated assurances by her that she is fine, the police leave her at the corner and drive away. This is the last time Emma is reported seen.

Clue #7: LOCATION WHERE EMMA’S CREDIT CARD FOUND

At 11:17 a.m on December 5, 2012, the pre-paid credit card Emma purchased on November 28 is used at a Petro Canada located at 2231 Sooke Rd. by a man. He later claims that he found the credit card on the side of the road near the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre (located at 1767 Old Island Hwy in suburb of Langford). This man is interviewed and given a polygraph test by the police, which he apparently passes.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF EMMA

  • Caucasian
  • Current age 28: DOB is January 6, 1986
  • Height: 5”5
  • Weight at time of disappearance: 50 kgs
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown with blond streaks. Hair is long, past waist and she often wears it braided in two pigtails or up in a bun.
  • Piercings: right ear has 3 or 5