Emma Fillipoff ////// 52

Emma Fillipoff ////// 52 

26 year old Emma Fillipoff has been missing for almost 4 years now. There have been plenty of strange leads in this case. Emma is spotted and photographed in a nearby city sipping coffee at a coffee shop - or so they thought. A strange unidentified man gets upset when he sees Emma's missing persons poster. He rips the poster off of the wall and tells a store clerk that the picture is of his girlfriend. Then there's the stalker. Was Emma stalked or was it as he puts it "we were just friends." Emma's mother Shelley Fillipoff spends 2 months in a city far from her home searching for her missing daughter. After criminal charges are filed against her on an unrelated event, the public eye has now become very suspicous of the mother who arrived in a city far from her home the very same day her daughter was last seen there. Grab a beer because there is plenty to talk about tonight in the garage. 

Beer of the Week - Dirt Wolf by Victory Brewing Company 
Garage Grade - 4 1/4 out of 5 bottle caps 

Cheers, Nic & The Captain

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30 comments

  • Cookie

    Cookie Kansas

    One ploy is to get women to meet at a hotel for a job interview posted on craigslits. They were to get a prepaid credit card under the guise that this was how the interviewer would give them reimbursement. One case I vaguely remember included a prepaid credit card, hotel, women's shelter, but there was a baby involved. Also, unexplained psychosis seems to be common in some of these cases. Was she asked to leave the cell phone behind or she was obviously paranoid and may be anticipating trouble so she got a secret backup phone?

    One ploy is to get women to meet at a hotel for a job interview posted on craigslits. They were to get a prepaid credit card under the guise that this was how the interviewer would give them reimbursement.

    One case I vaguely remember included a prepaid credit card, hotel, women's shelter, but there was a baby involved. Also, unexplained psychosis seems to be common in some of these cases.

    Was she asked to leave the cell phone behind or she was obviously paranoid and may be anticipating trouble so she got a secret backup phone?

  • Maddie

    Maddie Washington

    This one is really interesting, can't wait for part 2 I was actually in Victoria last November and stayed right next to Red Fish Blue Fish. Victoria is a TINY TINY area so to vanish there seems weird to me. Found some surveillance videos here: http://victoriabuzz.com/2016/01/emma-fillipoff-still-missing/ Keep it up friends!

    This one is really interesting, can't wait for part 2

    I was actually in Victoria last November and stayed right next to Red Fish Blue Fish. Victoria is a TINY TINY area so to vanish there seems weird to me.

    Found some surveillance videos here:
    http://victoriabuzz.com/2016/01/emma-fillipoff-still-missing/

    Keep it up friends!

  • Liz

    Liz

    What is the song at the beginning of the episode?

    What is the song at the beginning of the episode?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Liz just something I wrote. I write all the music. Captain

    Liz
    just something I wrote. I write all the music.

    Captain

  • Beatrice

    Beatrice Victoria

    Great podcast guys. Being that I live in Victoria I couldn't help but notice that you featured a beer from Pennsylvania. I guess it's hard to get access to Canadian beer, but wanted to mention that Victoria is a micro-brewery powerhouse including Phillips, Hoyne, Swans, Spinnakers, Driftwood, Lighthouse, Category 12 and Vancouver Island Brewery. Hope you get a chance to try some of their awesome beers someday!

    Great podcast guys. Being that I live in Victoria I couldn't help but notice that you featured a beer from Pennsylvania. I guess it's hard to get access to Canadian beer, but wanted to mention that Victoria is a micro-brewery powerhouse including Phillips, Hoyne, Swans, Spinnakers, Driftwood, Lighthouse, Category 12 and Vancouver Island Brewery. Hope you get a chance to try some of their awesome beers someday!

  • Ana

    Ana

    Just an FYI about the area of Victoria - It's on a large island off the coast of mainland British Columbia; you have to take a ferry there. Victoria is full of hippie types as is the whole island - she sounds pretty typical of young people living in the area/on the island (I'm in Vancouver and around her age). It's strange that she disappeared in such a place but I'm wondering if she took a ferry to one of the less inhabited gulf islands.. People don't really stay up to date on this kind of stuff there (think 'off the grid') so it would be easy to disappear if that's what happened (as opposed to her being taken).

    Just an FYI about the area of Victoria - It's on a large island off the coast of mainland British Columbia; you have to take a ferry there. Victoria is full of hippie types as is the whole island - she sounds pretty typical of young people living in the area/on the island (I'm in Vancouver and around her age). It's strange that she disappeared in such a place but I'm wondering if she took a ferry to one of the less inhabited gulf islands.. People don't really stay up to date on this kind of stuff there (think 'off the grid') so it would be easy to disappear if that's what happened (as opposed to her being taken).

  • Sara

    Sara Chicago

    In the episode you commented that it is weird Julian would end up in Victoria. Canada's population is pretty concentrated in certain areas, and typically when someone moves "west" from Ontario they would mean that they are going to Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, or Edmonton. There are not many other big cities out west!

    In the episode you commented that it is weird Julian would end up in Victoria. Canada's population is pretty concentrated in certain areas, and typically when someone moves "west" from Ontario they would mean that they are going to Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, or Edmonton. There are not many other big cities out west!

  • Nicholas Macarages

    Nicholas Macarages Fayetteville, NC

    I don't know if I buy the "manic state." My understanding is that when someone is manic they tend to spend money frivolously. She wouldn't even drop $60 on a cab fare. This is an interesting case. I enjoyed both episodes.

    I don't know if I buy the "manic state." My understanding is that when someone is manic they tend to spend money frivolously. She wouldn't even drop $60 on a cab fare. This is an interesting case. I enjoyed both episodes.

  • D

    D California

    She 100% got murdered by that weird French guy. He followed her to B.C. and killed her, no doubt.

    She 100% got murdered by that weird French guy. He followed her to B.C. and killed her, no doubt.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Dear Beatrice and all I love most of the Canadian beers that I have had. I was hoping to get some Victoria Island brews for this show but I couldn't locate them near me. So at the last minute I did a play on words thing and went with Victory brewing. We will be taking the garage to Canada again so I'll get another opportunity. Cheers all thanks for contributing to the blog. Nic

    Dear Beatrice and all
    I love most of the Canadian beers that I have had. I was hoping to get some Victoria Island brews for this show but I couldn't locate them near me. So at the last minute I did a play on words thing and went with Victory brewing. We will be taking the garage to Canada again so I'll get another opportunity. Cheers all thanks for contributing to the blog. Nic

  • Deb

    Deb Illinois

    Why would she purchase a prepaid card and phone? This is what I would do to help someone that I didn't completely trust. I wouldn't give my bank info., or my cell phone, but a bit of money? Heck yes. I would also be wondering, impatiently, why the person that I had taken so much effort for was late. Have they checked the backgrounds of the people staying at the shelter? You two are great! Thank you for many hours of enjoyment.

    Why would she purchase a prepaid card and phone? This is what I would do to help someone that I didn't completely trust. I wouldn't give my bank info., or my cell phone, but a bit of money? Heck yes. I would also be wondering, impatiently, why the person that I had taken so much effort for was late. Have they checked the backgrounds of the people staying at the shelter?

    You two are great! Thank you for many hours of enjoyment.

  • Nicholas Macarages

    Nicholas Macarages

    Does anyone know if there is a lot of human/sex trafficking activity in Canada? If so, what about specifically in the Victoria and Vancouver area?

    Does anyone know if there is a lot of human/sex trafficking activity in Canada? If so, what about specifically in the Victoria and Vancouver area?

  • Nicholas Macarages

    Nicholas Macarages

    Deb, You make some great points I hadn't thought about. Also, I like I said before, I don't know if I buy the "manic state." My understanding is that when someone is manic they tend to spend money frivolously. She wouldn't even drop $60 on a cab fare. Julien seems weird, but he also seems believable. Additionally, why would he share that he had seen her the day of knowing that would bring attention to himself... I don't think this is what happened, but if what Julien says is true about Emma not recognizing him then Shelley's theory that she suffered from amnesia could be true. This is an interesting case with a lot of angles. I hope that it's solved soon because I'm getting a headache from thinking about the possibilities.

    Deb,

    You make some great points I hadn't thought about.

    Also,
    I like I said before, I don't know if I buy the "manic state." My understanding is that when someone is manic they tend to spend money frivolously. She wouldn't even drop $60 on a cab fare.

    Julien seems weird, but he also seems believable. Additionally, why would he share that he had seen her the day of knowing that would bring attention to himself...

    I don't think this is what happened, but if what Julien says is true about Emma not recognizing him then Shelley's theory that she suffered from amnesia could be true.

    This is an interesting case with a lot of angles. I hope that it's solved soon because I'm getting a headache from thinking about the possibilities.

  • trace

    trace Texas

    this is such an interesting case. i first heard of this from the "night time podcast" then the fifth estate doc and now this podcast. my opinion is that emma is alive in another city or possibly in the US. the divorce of her parents, the allegation that shelly had in some way attacked her husband before, the fact that shelly had no idea that emma was living in a womans shelter and now with the drug trafficking allegations seem to paint rather hectic family situation. i think emma calling her mother and saying she wanted to go home was actually a redirection. the paranoid behavior of lingering in the 7-11, looking out of the windows makes me think that she was trying to avoid her mother shelly from finding her. also, the green shirt man ripping the poster down and proclaiming that emma wasnt missing but that she hated her parents is rather curious. but then again......maybe not?

    this is such an interesting case. i first heard of this from the "night time podcast" then the fifth estate doc and now this podcast. my opinion is that emma is alive in another city or possibly in the US. the divorce of her parents, the allegation that shelly had in some way attacked her husband before, the fact that shelly had no idea that emma was living in a womans shelter and now with the drug trafficking allegations seem to paint rather hectic family situation. i think emma calling her mother and saying she wanted to go home was actually a redirection. the paranoid behavior of lingering in the 7-11, looking out of the windows makes me think that she was trying to avoid her mother shelly from finding her. also, the green shirt man ripping the poster down and proclaiming that emma wasnt missing but that she hated her parents is rather curious. but then again......maybe not?

  • Linz

    Linz Kauai. Hawaii

    Thank you Guys for doing this story. I'm from Victoria,now living in Hawaii but I remember this case. Stuff like this freaks people out from Vancouver Island because we do live on an island and shit like this shouldn't happen. The unsolved case of Lindsay Buziak still is crazy and unreal!! Love the Peppers !! There is one case of a serial killer on Oahu... check it out! Like the JIB. Aloha Linz

    Thank you Guys for doing this story.
    I'm from Victoria,now living in Hawaii but I remember this case.
    Stuff like this freaks people out from Vancouver Island because we do live on an island and shit like this shouldn't happen.
    The unsolved case of Lindsay Buziak still is crazy and unreal!!
    Love the Peppers !!
    There is one case of a serial killer on Oahu... check it out!
    Like the JIB.
    Aloha
    Linz

  • Motherfucker Jones

    Motherfucker Jones Alaska

    Why does the captain talk? All he ever does is interrupt Nick from telling the narrative. He never adds anything useful to the conversation with his stupid jokes and outlandish assumptions. Please kick him off the show

    Why does the captain talk? All he ever does is interrupt Nick from telling the narrative. He never adds anything useful to the conversation with his stupid jokes and outlandish assumptions. Please kick him off the show

  • Karen

    Karen Perth Ontario

    Such a heart ache for a mother and father to have happen. I am not going to speculate on where Emma is but know it is an ongoing tragedy felt here in Perth. I would like to comment on Sara's note about Canadian cities and agree that people from here going west gravitate toward the major cites as Sara mentioned. Love you guys this is my favorite podcast! Have followed you from your beginning and tell everyone about it. You did a great job describing our little Perth. And yes as commented before got to get you some Canadian beer!!!

    Such a heart ache for a mother and father to have happen. I am not going to speculate on where Emma is but know it is an ongoing tragedy felt here in Perth. I would like to comment on Sara's note about Canadian cities and agree that people from here going west gravitate toward the major cites as Sara mentioned. Love you guys this is my favorite podcast! Have followed you from your beginning and tell everyone about it. You did a great job describing our little Perth. And yes as commented before got to get you some Canadian beer!!!

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Motherfucker Jones We tried but he records and produces the whole show. But damn the show sounds good. Nic

    Motherfucker Jones

    We tried but he records and produces the whole show. But damn the show sounds good.

    Nic

  • Katie I

    Katie I British Columbia

    Hey guys! Great PC. I was born an raised on Vancouver Island in a small town 3 hours north of Victoria where Emma went missing. It was pretty big news all over the island. Obviously when you're on an island it takes some planning to get off as mentioned before there are tons of smaller islands but also it's a 2 hour boat ride to Vancouver which one can easily walk on for $15 and wander into Van city. Anyway the one point I wanted to make in regards to your comments on the police officers is in their defense. Victoria is known as a city for "the newly wed, the nearly dead, and the barely fed" as in young couples, old people and TONS OF HOMELESS PEOPLE. It's honestly shocking how many there are in Victoria. Anyways I just wanted to point out that it would be very difficult for the police to make a report on every "transient" or distressed person they stopped to talk to. 45 minutes is a long time to send with someone on the other hand but just thinking they would run out of note pads if they made reports on each of these occasions. Keep it up!

    Hey guys! Great PC. I was born an raised on Vancouver Island in a small town 3 hours north of Victoria where Emma went missing. It was pretty big news all over the island. Obviously when you're on an island it takes some planning to get off as mentioned before there are tons of smaller islands but also it's a 2 hour boat ride to Vancouver which one can easily walk on for $15 and wander into Van city.

    Anyway the one point I wanted to make in regards to your comments on the police officers is in their defense. Victoria is known as a city for "the newly wed, the nearly dead, and the barely fed" as in young couples, old people and TONS OF HOMELESS PEOPLE. It's honestly shocking how many there are in Victoria. Anyways I just wanted to point out that it would be very difficult for the police to make a report on every "transient" or distressed person they stopped to talk to. 45 minutes is a long time to send with someone on the other hand but just thinking they would run out of note pads if they made reports on each of these occasions.

    Keep it up!

  • Brandee

    Brandee Nanaimo

    Any update on her now? How has buddy in the green shirt not been recognized, with all the social media...

    Any update on her now? How has buddy in the green shirt not been recognized, with all the social media...

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Brandee • Nanaimo No update yet but I am sure we will do an update show

    Brandee • Nanaimo

    No update yet but I am sure we will do an update show

  • Heather

    Heather Virginia Beach

    Just listen to this...I couldn't help but think of Elisa Lam in CA while listening to this.

    Just listen to this...I couldn't help but think of Elisa Lam in CA while listening to this.

  • Raenee

    Raenee Minnesota

    [quote=Motherfucker Jones] Why does the captain talk? All he ever does is interrupt Nick from telling the narrative. He never adds anything useful to the conversation with his stupid jokes and outlandish assumptions. Please kick him off the show [/quote] How is this ^^^ though provoking or insightful? I don't see any rules here, but I think it is pretty evident that it is here for fans to continue the conversation after the show. I don't want to make assumptions about your intelligence, but can't help but wonder what motivates your comment. To me The Captain brings the emotion and personal dialogue to the show. He is angry on behalf of most of the victims. He is saying what I am thinking while hearing these narratives. Nic is fact based he wants to get as much of the facts out there so we can make our own conclusions. That is not to say they both don't contribute to facts/emotions of the cases. Just different perspectives. They compliment each other is so many ways though out show. I listen to understand facts and to be honest be vindicated in my feelings of outrage in some of these cases by like minded people who are also interested in True crime. That is afforded to me by having both Nic and The Captain's perspectives. So I ask you Motherfucker Jones, why do you listen?

    Motherfucker Jones wrote:

    Why does the captain talk? All he ever does is interrupt Nick from telling the narrative. He never adds anything useful to the conversation with his stupid jokes and outlandish assumptions. Please kick him off the show

    How is this ^^^ though provoking or insightful? I don't see any rules here, but I think it is pretty evident that it is here for fans to continue the conversation after the show. I don't want to make assumptions about your intelligence, but can't help but wonder what motivates your comment. To me The Captain brings the emotion and personal dialogue to the show. He is angry on behalf of most of the victims. He is saying what I am thinking while hearing these narratives. Nic is fact based he wants to get as much of the facts out there so we can make our own conclusions. That is not to say they both don't contribute to facts/emotions of the cases. Just different perspectives. They compliment each other is so many ways though out show. I listen to understand facts and to be honest be vindicated in my feelings of outrage in some of these cases by like minded people who are also interested in True crime. That is afforded to me by having both Nic and The Captain's perspectives. So I ask you Motherfucker Jones, why do you listen?

  • kat

    kat

    I found this podcast last week, still getting caught up with the episodes. Maybe it's because she's my age, but this case has really stuck with me. Buying the prepaid card and the cellphone, it looks like she was trying to hide away. But then the card turns up. I think maybe she intended to go somewhere and something happened in the process. But at the same time, I wonder if she meant to disappear. I really think she is still alive. Maybe she's in a bad situation or just hiding out. Hopefully the latter. This case just really bugs me for some reason.

    I found this podcast last week, still getting caught up with the episodes. Maybe it's because she's my age, but this case has really stuck with me. Buying the prepaid card and the cellphone, it looks like she was trying to hide away. But then the card turns up. I think maybe she intended to go somewhere and something happened in the process. But at the same time, I wonder if she meant to disappear. I really think she is still alive. Maybe she's in a bad situation or just hiding out. Hopefully the latter. This case just really bugs me for some reason.

  • R

    R Parts Unknown

    I know most missing persons cases on here look grim, but in this case I believe that Emma is still alive. I believe that she is intentionally avoiding her family and is in 'hiding'. Family might not mean to her what it means to you or I. I think she split because of paranoid delusions, but ultimately I believe she is still alive living under another name- perhaps in a shelter or with a new boyfriend.

    I know most missing persons cases on here look grim, but in this case I believe that Emma is still alive. I believe that she is intentionally avoiding her family and is in 'hiding'. Family might not mean to her what it means to you or I. I think she split because of paranoid delusions, but ultimately I believe she is still alive living under another name- perhaps in a shelter or with a new boyfriend.

  • Nicole

    Nicole Prince George, BC

    I'm getting caught up on this podcast and was excited to hear a Canadian episode. I have to agree with Sara from Chicago about it not being a huge coincidence that Julian ended up in Victoria with Emma. When people here think about going west from anywhere in Ontario, they mostly think BC and when they think BC they are really thinking Vancouver or to a slightly lesser extent Victoria (the same is true when people from here say they are moving East, we mean Ontario, it's basically like the prairie provinces don't exist). Both of those cities have a large homeless/transient population. I think it's likely she got on a ferry and either went to Vancouver or, as someone else mentioned, to a smaller island community. There are lots of little islands with fairly hippie-ish populations where she might have been able to find work as a cook. Hopefully someone will see her and her story will end happily.

    I'm getting caught up on this podcast and was excited to hear a Canadian episode. I have to agree with Sara from Chicago about it not being a huge coincidence that Julian ended up in Victoria with Emma. When people here think about going west from anywhere in Ontario, they mostly think BC and when they think BC they are really thinking Vancouver or to a slightly lesser extent Victoria (the same is true when people from here say they are moving East, we mean Ontario, it's basically like the prairie provinces don't exist). Both of those cities have a large homeless/transient population.

    I think it's likely she got on a ferry and either went to Vancouver or, as someone else mentioned, to a smaller island community. There are lots of little islands with fairly hippie-ish populations where she might have been able to find work as a cook. Hopefully someone will see her and her story will end happily.

  • Jean Marie

    Jean Marie Texas

    I am wondering when her manic moods started? Seems like they were worse after meeting the French dude. I'm thinking if their friendship was going so smoothly- then why was she so willing to get away from him? Far, far away? Then he ends up in the same town she has escaped to- you are right, we only know his side- but consider that he really was stalking her and maybe threatening her? Very possessive, over- bearing? She got really freaked out, he made her super paranoid- maybe he told her he was watching her every move- maybe that's why she got the prepaid card and cell? Seems like every time he "ran into her" she got a little more scared. I think also that he would put some incriminating things out there to throw everyone off. Did he not tell the detectives that he seen her that last day?? Why not?? I think inserting himself in the middle of everything- like the search- and emailing her parents gave him a thrill. You guys may feel sorry for him- but I think I got his number, as the saying goes. He is not going to tell the truth! People of the type I believe him to be are pretty damn smart. Don't forget- Ted Bundy and many others were "charming".

    I am wondering when her manic moods started? Seems like they were worse after meeting the French dude. I'm thinking if their friendship was going so smoothly- then why was she so willing to get away from him? Far, far away? Then he ends up in the same town she has escaped to- you are right, we only know his side- but consider that he really was stalking her and maybe threatening her? Very possessive, over- bearing? She got really freaked out, he made her super paranoid- maybe he told her he was watching her every move- maybe that's why she got the prepaid card and cell? Seems like every time he "ran into her" she got a little more scared. I think also that he would put some incriminating things out there to throw everyone off. Did he not tell the detectives that he seen her that last day?? Why not?? I think inserting himself in the middle of everything- like the search- and emailing her parents gave him a thrill. You guys may feel sorry for him- but I think I got his number, as the saying goes. He is not going to tell the truth! People of the type I believe him to be are pretty damn smart. Don't forget- Ted Bundy and many others were "charming".

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Jean I agree with your comments. On a side note. I spotted someone that looked an awful lot like a very thin aged Emma the other day. Doubt it was her but it didn't occur to me that could be her until she took off. Whoever it was unfortunately this person had lost it quite some time ago and I hope the right kind of help finds them soon. Maybe I've lost it! I think I've been brain deep in true crime for too long and the side effects are kicking in! Nic

    Jean I agree with your comments. On a side note. I spotted someone that looked an awful lot like a very thin aged Emma the other day. Doubt it was her but it didn't occur to me that could be her until she took off. Whoever it was unfortunately this person had lost it quite some time ago and I hope the right kind of help finds them soon.
    Maybe I've lost it! I think I've been brain deep in true crime for too long and the side effects are kicking in!
    Nic

  • Robyn

    Robyn .

    The loose, often incorrect and presumptive use of mental health terms in these two episodes was disappointing. I don't think you understand what a manic state is (you seem to confuse it with some sort of delusion or break with reality) and you very casually label Emma's potential mental illness(es) in a way that's irresponsible and unhelpful. You've admitted you're not experts, so either seek one out for advice when reporting on cases like this, or refrain from commenting on mental health issues to this extent. This stuff is important, serious, and is already stigmatised and widely misunderstood. Thank you!

    The loose, often incorrect and presumptive use of mental health terms in these two episodes was disappointing. I don't think you understand what a manic state is (you seem to confuse it with some sort of delusion or break with reality) and you very casually label Emma's potential mental illness(es) in a way that's irresponsible and unhelpful. You've admitted you're not experts, so either seek one out for advice when reporting on cases like this, or refrain from commenting on mental health issues to this extent. This stuff is important, serious, and is already stigmatised and widely misunderstood. Thank you!

  • Melanie

    Melanie Gladstone, MB Canada

    I think this girl looks like her....as soon as I saw this picture, I thought of Emma. https://www.facebook.com/163749957060794/posts/1519685128133930/

    I think this girl looks like her....as soon as I saw this picture, I thought of Emma.
    https://www.facebook.com/163749957060794/posts/1519685128133930/

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