Auburn police said Monday they are continuing the search for Misty Upham, an actress known for her roles in “August: Osage County” and “Django Unchained” who has been missing for one week.
Upham, 32, was reported missing by her parents Oct. 6 after she disappeared from the Auburn area, according to the Auburn Police Department. She has been listed as a missing person the Washington Crime Information Center database.
The day before she was reported missing, Upham’s family called police reporting that Upham was at their home in south Auburn and was suicidal. When officers arrived they were told she had already left. Officers performed an area check but did not find her.
Her father, Charles Upham, said in a news release that he thinks she may have been hurt by accident or someone put her in harm’s way. He does not think she is suicidal or “just decided to leave home for awhile.”
“Misty left in a psychotic state of mind with the clothes she had on and her shoulder bag. All of her clothes and other belongings are still here,” Charles Upham said. “This is the first time in 32 years we have lost contact with her and she stopped contact with everyone.”
Auburn police Cmdr. Steve Stocker said last week that though the police are concerned about her, she is not considered endangered. Her disappearance is not considered unexplained, involuntary or suspicious.
The Blackfeet actress was nominated for a 2014 Screen Actors Guild award with the cast of “August: Osage County,” where she played Johnna Monevata, a Native American housekeeper. She was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best supporting actress in 2009 for her role as Lila Littlewolf in “Frozen River.” She was born in Kalispell, Mont., and grew up in South Seattle, according to her IMDb Web page.
Her family said in the news release that her career has been going well, and she had recently moved to Seattle to be closer to family and help care for her father, who is recovering from a stroke.
According to her family, Upham was last seen wearing a purple sweater, black T-shirt, gray sweat pants and silver tennis shoes. She has cut her hair short. She has cuts on both arms and birth mark on her back, near her neck. She was carrying a white cellphone and a California identification card.
Officers are in contact with Upham’s family and friends. Anyone with information is asked to call the Auburn police tip line at 253-288-7403.