Misty Upham, the actress known best for her role in August: Osage County, has been reported missing by her father Charles Upham.
Washington police confirmed that a missing persons report was filed for Misty on October 6 and she is currently listed as missing in their records. According to Indian Country Today Media Network, Misty was last seen walking from her sister’s apartment in Auburn, Washington on October 5.
“Award Winning Native Actress, Misty Upham-best known for her roles in: August Osage County, Jimmy P and Frozen River, is a Missing Person. She disappeared on Sunday, October 5, 2014,” a statement released by her father read. “She was last seen walking from her sister’s apartment in Muckleshoot, Washington. Misty is considered an endangered missing person due to a medical condition. She has not been in contact with her family or friends since her disappearance. If anybody has any information or has been in contact with Misty since October 5, 2014. You are asked to contact the Auburn police department (253) 288-2121, case no. 14-13189.”
Commander Steve Stocker told People that they responded to a suicidal call at Misty’s parent’s home where she lives. When they got there, Misty had already packed several of her belongings and had left.
The circumstances surrounding Misty’s disappearance don’t quite add up to make her a legitimate missing person according to Washington law. However, after her father’s demands that she be listed as a missing person, authorities chose to do so.
Misty Upham, who starred in 2013's August: Osage County has been labeled an "endangered missing person": http://t.co/7rZ00SNo2X
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“As far as the information we have, she took some things with her, she has a bus pass and even access to some money, and [the case] has been assigned to a detective, but we aren’t putting resources [to look for her],” Stocker explained.
According to police, this is not the first time that Misty has left home. They revealed that they have responded to suicidal calls four times at Misty’s home within the past year.
Her father described her as a suicidal person and said that she had recently changed medications and was experiencing erratic behavior. “She had recently changed her medication, so she was sort of having erratic behavior. She told me and her mom that we didn’t have to worry about her anymore. … I thought it sounded suicidal myself, so I called the police. She’s always been a suicidal person,” he said.
If anyone has any information regarding Misty’s disappearance please call the Auburn police department at (253) 288-2121.