Friday, October 17, 2014

‘August: Osage County’ Actress Misty Upham Confirmed Dead at 32

By on 4:16 AM

After a body was found Thursday believed to be that of “August: Osage County” actress Misty Upham, filmmaker friend and family spokesperson Tracy Rector confirmed that the body has been identified as Upham. She was 32.

Upham was found dead in Seattle suburb Auburn in a wooded area. While police were not originally sure the body was Upham’s, they did report that a purse was near the body containing identification of the actress.

‘August: Osage County’ Actress Misty Upham Confirmed Dead at 32
Rector told Variety that she and the family believes the Auburn Police Department could have done more to locate the actress.

“We just want to make it clear that the Auburn police had nothing to do with looking for her or finding her,” she said. “It was friends and family that led the search and rescue teams that found Misty.”

Rector says friends and family confirmed her body at 6 p.m. Thursday, and that no cause of death has been revealed yet.

A statement on the Auburn Police Department Facebook page said it took five hours and a 10-person team to recover the body.

“The Auburn Police Department states that there is no initial evidence or information to indicate foul play; however the Medical Examiner will make the final determination,” the statement wrote.

Upham, also known for roles in “Frozen River” and “Django Unchained,” was reported missing by her family on Oct. 6, a day after they told police she was suicidal. Her father, Charles Upham, noted that she had stopped taking her medication for anxiety and bi-polar disorder.

Upham had moved to Seattle to help care for her father, who was recovering from a stroke. Charles Upham said that he didn’t believe his daughter would commit suicide, saying she  “just decided to leave home for awhile.”

“She doesn’t believe in killing herself,” he told KIRO-TV. “She believes that is a sin and she would never do that.”

Misty Upham played Johnna Monevata in “August: Osage County,” the cast of which was nominated for a 2014 SAG Award. She was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 2009 for her work in “Frozen River.”

The King County Coroner’s Office is expected to make a statement on the death on Friday.
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