Missing actress Misty Upham’s body has been found
Misty Upham was reported missing on October 6, just one day after the actress had told her father, Charles Upham, that she was suicidal. After ten days missing, Upham has been found deceased in a wooded area outside Seattle.
The August: Osage County actress was only 32 and had roles in Frozen River, Django Unchained, and Cake to be released in 2015. According to the Auburn police, a search party organized by Upham’s family found the body Thursday afternoon. Retrieving Upham’s body took nearly five hours and crew of 10 people as her body was "150 feet down a steep embankment near the river heavily covered in brush," according to authorities.
In a statement released by police, Upham’s death was confirmed soon after finding the body.
"Because a purse containing identification of Misty Upham was at the scene, the body is presumed to be that of Upham." Her body has been turned over to the local medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death although there is no evidence of foul play.
According to Upham’s father, he does not believe this is an act of suicide after seeing the body, despite the actress revealing suicidal thoughts to her dad a day before her disappearance.
Upham’s manager Richard Kerner released a statement to E! News Friday morning, "Such sad and tragic news. Misty’s star will always shine brightly! Misty was a talented and kind soul. I am proud to have been part of her journey. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to all Misty’s family, friends and fans."
Upham’s former co-star Meryl Streep offered her condolences telling The Hollywood Reporter, "So, so sad to hear this news—all our thoughts are with her family and with her beautiful spirit."
Another August: Osage County star who worked with Upham, Juliette Lewis tweeted, "I can’t sleep. Too much darkness. I feel so sad about Misty. I know she has more to say. And about how she died. #RIPMistyUpham."
Our thoughts are with her family and friends in this difficult time.
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