'August: Osage County' Actress Misty Upham Is Missing
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
Police confirmed that August: Osage County actress Misty Upham, 32, has been missing for days.
Commander Steve Stocker said to People, "Our officers responded to her apartment where she lives with her parents on Sunday for a suicidal call." He continues, "When our officers got there, she had already packed up some belongings and left the apartment, so the officers were not able to contact or find her."
Stocker also told People that this is not the first time she has left home according to previous police reports.
Upham's family is using Facebook to update people saying that they asked the Washington State Endangered Missing Person plan to be implemented, but in Misty's case, she does not meet the criteria for a missing and endangered person.
Their first post says:
Misty is still missing. A press release has been sent to: ICTMN, VARIETY, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, LA TIMES, SEATTLE TIMES, and local TV stations Kiro 7 and King 5. 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 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 its just her father and brother searching. The family has no income, father is recovering from a recent stroke and is disabled. SSI claim is pending, mother is disabled with congestive heart failure and appealing a denial of SSI claim. The family is dependent on donations.
The family further asked for donations to help find her but then they updated again saying, "Due to negative comments we are no longer requesting financial support."
The second update reads:
Update: From Upham family. Due to negative comments we are no longer requesting financial support. We have cancelled the FUNDLY campaign and apologize for any offense it may have caused among Misty's circle. We are very heart broken and afraid at this point. Please do not post any negative comments, it is hard enough to deal with our missing daughter, we dont need the added acusations or blame. Just know we are doing everything within our means to bring our daughter home safe. If you have any information that could be helpful please contact detective Orvis at the Auburn PD (253) 288-2121. Or family at: email@example.com