Emily Wyatt is the leading lady of Deadly Premonition and has been described as the sparkling jewel of Greenvale. She is the first local resident that Agent Francis York Morgan introduces himself to, and seems to respect his judgment, even if she disagrees with his lone-wolf methods. She is a tough, yet considerate police officer, friendly with almost everyone in town. Unlike most of the other characters, Emily was not born in Greenvale and instead hails from Seattle. She is a terrible cook and prefers steak above all other foods.
Emily grew up in Seattle, where her father was a stockbroker. He seemed to care more for his investments than his family, and thus Emily was much closer with her mother, who was much more interested in her. The family moved to Greenvale 10 years ago while Emily was in high school. Sadly, Emily's mother died of cancer soon after moving to Greenvale, entrusting Emily with a gold leaf-shaped necklace.