In a Facebook post titled Official Upham Family Press Release, her father Charles Upham explains: “We believe she ran into the wooded area behind her apartment to hide from the police. The area in question has a hidden drop off and evidence suggests that she slipped and fell off of the steep embankment when she tried to get out of a view from the road. She simply did not see the drop off. We searched near that area that evening she disappeared and missed seeing her purse by twenty five feet.”
Misty Upham, was reported missing by her parents on October 06, 2014. Her body was found at the bottom of the embankment in Auburn near the White River on October 16, 2014 and the medical examiner has confirmed she had died on October 05, 2014. The cause of her death is still under investigation.
Misty Upham had been suffering from mental issues and recently changed her medication when she moved from California back to Washington to help care for her ailing father.
However, Charles Upham doesn’t believe she took her own life. The Upham family is also upset with the police for not classifying Misty Upham as an endangered missing person.
According to Auburn police, Misty Upham’s family called them on October 05, 2014, reporting that she was at their home in south Auburn and suicidal. Upon arrival, officers were told that she had left. Police performed an area check, but did not find her in the area, according to a statement.
Misty Upham most recently appeared opposite Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in August: Osage County.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later this weekend. A vigil for the family and community will be held today (October 19, 2014) in Auburn.
Some say that she committed suicide and some say that it was an accident but the family of Misty Upham believes that the star's death was accidental ...1.5