New Emma Fillipoff photos released on 9-year anniversary of her disappearance
Police in Victoria are hoping some newly released photos can help solve one of the region’s most confounding missing person cases.
Emma Fillipoff was 26 years old when she disappeared nine years ago, on Nov. 28. 2012.
On that day, Victoria police officers received calls about a woman "acting oddly in front of the Empress Hotel,” police said in a news release Sunday, the anniversary of Fillipoff’s disappearance.
The responding officers spoke with her "at length" and were assured of her well-being before she continued on her way, police said.
A few hours later, Fillipoff was reported missing. She has not been seen or heard from since.
Police have released new photos of Fillipoff uncovered over the course of their investigation.
Investigators hope the new images will lead to new information in the unsolved disappearance.
"There has been an extensive investigation into Emma’s disappearance ever since, but so far investigators have been unsuccessful in determining what may have happened to Emma," police said in their release.
Police have received hundreds of tips in the case but no reported sightings of Fillipoff have been confirmed, police said.
Investigators hope the new images will lead to new information in Emma Fillipoff's unsolved disappearance. (VicPD)
Fillipoff's mother, Shelley Fillipoff, told CTV News last year that she believes her daughter left Vancouver Island.
"I don't think it's reasonable to think she's still on the island because surely someone would recognize her or come forward,” she said.
She said it's "staggering" to think that it's been so many years since her daughter went missing.
"I remember thinking that a month was unbelievable and then thinking that six months wasn't possible," Shelley Fillipoff said.
Anyone who sees Emma Fillipoff or has information about where she may be should call the Victoria Police Department's non-emergency line at 250-995-7654, or call their local police.
Tips can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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