Disturbing news for Misty Upham fans. Police was searching for a missing actress in the Washington and found a body of a woman at the bottom of a cliff in a forested region. The body found claimed to be of Misty Upham. Read on for further details.
Washington police reported that they may have found the body of Misty Upham on Oct. 16, 2014. Her body was found in a canyon near the White River in Washington on Thursday afternoon as reported by KIRO-TV. Upham, 32, has been found 10 days after she inexplicably vanished.
Upham was best known for roles in “August: Osage County” and “Django Unchained.” She disappeared on Oct. 6, 2014, after going off for her medication for bipolar disorder. Although a purse with identification belong to Upham was reportedly found at the scene, the medical examiner will identify the body and determine the cause of her death. The actress was supposed to be in the depths of despair at the time she went missing.
Upham left her sister's apartment in Muckleshoot on foot on Oct. 5, 2014. The next weekend, her family publicized via Facebook and other social media that she was still missing and that they were worried for her well-being, mentioning past mental health issues. You can read the statement here.
The Auburn Police Department had not opened an investigation and was not regarding Upham's absence as a missing person’s case at that time. Because her family members had contacted the police many times in the past year to report Upham's missing, she had been always returned back safely within a few days in each previous case.
Upham's film credits include “Expiration Date,” Edge of America,” Skins” and Skinwalkers.” In 2010, she appeared on HBO's “Big Love.” In 2013, she played a main supporting role in Arnaud Desplechin's “Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian,” selected in contest for the Palme d'Or at the 66th Festival de Cannes. She played role of housekeeper Johnna in “August: Osage County.” She also played the role of Liz in “Cake.” Upham was earlier nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for supporting role in the 2008 film “Frozen River.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Upham family and friends during this difficult time.
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