Actress Misty Upham’s Death: Medical Examiners Say She Died of Blunt Force Trauma [UPDATE]
Actress Misty Upham’s Death: Medical Examiners May Have Discovered Foul Play [UPDATE]
UPDATE on Dec. 6, 2014:
Actress Misty Upham, whose body was found in October along a river in suburban Seattle, died from blunt force injuries to her head and torso, the King County Medical Examiner said Thursday.
The manner of her death has not yet been determined, the medical examiner’s office said.
Investigators found Upham’s body during a search for the missing actress. It lay at the bottom of a steep embankment near the White River.
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Original last update on October 21, 2014:
The King County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found in a ravine in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in “August: Osage County,” ”Frozen River” and “Django Unchained.”
In a statement, the medical examiner’s office said Friday that the 32-year-old woman died Oct. 5. That’s the day her family told police that the Native American actress was suicidal. Relatives reported her missing the next day. The medical examiner said the cause and manner of death are pending investigation.
Auburn police spokesman Steve Stocker said the body was found Thursday near the White River. Items with Upham’s name on them were found nearby. He said there was no evidence of foul play.
A family friend found the body while a group of friends and family were searching in the area.
— The Associated Press