Thursday marked the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, who went missing in 2012 after speaking with Victoria police.
Police had been contacted about a woman acting in an unusual manner outside the Fairmont Empress Hotel. It turned out to be Fillipoff, who talked at length with officers.
After the discussion, she was allowed to go on her way, police said. Fillipoff, then 26, was reported missing a few hours later and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Police said the investigation that followed determined she might have had an undiagnosed mental-health problem.
Major-crime detectives continue to look into the case.
A post from the Facebook group Help Find Emma Fillipoff said a new feature-length documentary might turn up new leads.
Good Luck Everyheart: The Search for Emma Fillipoff is being produced by missing-persons advocate Kimberly Bordage and Frank Orlando, and is due for release in the fall of 2020.
In a statement, Emma’s mother, Shelley Fillipoff, said she hopes the film will revive interest in her daughter’s case, prompting someone with information to come forward.
“It’s imperative that Emma’s unsolved disappearance be kept in the public eye, as it may well be the only hope of finding my daughter,” said Shelley Fillipoff, adding she is pleased that the Victoria Police Department is participating in the making of the documentary.