The search for Misty Upham, the 32-year-old actress who went missing last week, is continuing. Police in the Seattle, Washington suburb of Auburn told The Seattle Times that they are “concerned” about Upham’s disappearance but that the incident is not being considered suspicious.
Upham was reported missing on October 6. She was last seen on October 5 walking away from her sister’s apartment on the Muckleshoot Reservation near Auburn. According to The Seattle Times, Upham’s family had contacted police on October 4 to report that the actress was suicidal.
Despite the circumstances of her disappearance, Upham’s family does not believe the actress has committed suicide or simply run away. Charles Upham, Misty’s father, has been posting updates on the search to Misty’s Facebook page. In a statement released on Sunday Charles Upham said he believes something has happened to his daughter and that she “left in a psychotic state of mind.” He reported that Misty took only a shoulder bag full of clothes when she left.
“As her father I do not fear she committed suicide,” said Charles. “I feel that she has been hurt by accident or someone has put her in harms way.
“Misty believes that suicide is a sin and in her darker moments she would tell me, ‘Dad, I would never take my own life.'”
Charles went on to criticize police for not considering Misty’s disappearance suspicious. He revealed that Misty has long suffered from bipolar disorder and hasn’t been receiving effective treatment since the family moved to the Seattle area earlier this year.
In an update posted today the Upham family stated that they are currently organizing volunteers for their search and that many volunteers from the Muckleshoot tribe have come forward to help out.
Misty began her acting career just over one decade ago, appearing in several TV movies. More recently the actress performed small roles in films such as August: Osage County and Django Unchained.