Body found believed to be that of missing actress
SEATTLE — The body of “August: Osage County” actress Misty Upham is believed to have been found along a river in suburban Seattle, according to a news report from a Seattle television station.
CNN affiliate KIRO reports that police in Auburn, Washington, found a body Thursday along the White River. The body has not been officially identified, the station said, but police believe it is Upham, who was reported missing by her family October 6.
Upham, 32, was last seen October 5 walking from her sister’s apartment in Muckleshoot, Washington, according to a statement sent to media outlets by her father, Charles Upham.
Her father said she has bipolar disorder and bouts of depression and anxiety, but didn’t think she was suicidal.
“The truth is Misty is not stressed over money or career. Her career is going great,” he wrote Sunday. “As her father I do not fear she committed suicide. I feel that she has been hurt by accident or someone has put her in harms way.”
Upham had small roles in “Django Unchained” and “August: Osage County,” and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her performance in 2008’s “Frozen River.” She’s also had roles in the TV series “Big Love” and the TV movie “Skinwalkers.”
She was currently shooting a film called “Crawlspace,” according to the Internet Movie Database.