Police: Body found near river could be actress
SEATTLE (AP) — Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn said Thursday that they believe they have found the body of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in “August: Osage County,” ″Frozen River” and “Django Unchained.”
A woman’s body was found in a ravine near the White River around 1 p.m. Thursday, police spokesman Steve Stocker said. Items with Upham’s name on them were found nearby.
Officials were waiting for the medical examiner to make a positive identification and determine the cause of death, Stocker said.
A family friend found the body while a group of friends and family were searching in the area.
The 32-year-old Native American actress was reported missing by her family Oct. 6, a day after they told police she was suicidal.
Misty Upham’s father, Charles Upham, told KIRO-FM his daughter was upset and erratic and had stopped taking medication for anxiety and bipolar disorder.
The family said Upham had moved to the Seattle area to help care for her father, who’s recovering from a stroke. She had been staying on the Muckleshoot reservation.