Upham’s family confirms that a body found in a wooded area near Forest Ridge Drive in Auburn is the missing actress. The cause of death is yet unknown. Family friend, filmmaker Tracy Rector:
The family has stated that, after seeing the body, they still do not feel that Misty Upham committed suicide. The family wants everyone to know that the Auburn police did not help with this situation at all. They refused to help. When she disappeared on Oct. 5, the family knew something was seriously wrong – it was out of character for her to be gone so long without being in touch – and they repeatedly went to the police, who insisted there was no cause for concern.
Native-American actress Upham is reported missing by her family. Upham is last seen leaving her sister’s apartment in Muckleshoot, Washington October 5. Upham’s family’s post to her Facebook page:
Misty is still missing… We requested that the Washington State Endangered Missing Person plan be implemented. The Detective said supervisors on the case are considering this request but feel it does meet the criteria at this time. We tried to organize a search party from the Muckleshoot tribe [which Upham recently visited] but they do not have funding available at this time. They offered to do a email blast to all their employees with her missing poster. Right now it’s just her father and brother searching.