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Misty Upham went missing Oct. 6
Police said Thursday that they believe a body found in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of Misty Upham, a missing actress who has appeared in August: Osage County, Frozen River and Django Unchained, KIRO-TV reported.
An official identification of the body has not been made.
The Native American actress, 32, was reported missing by her family Oct. 6, a day after telling police she was suicidal. Her father, Charles Upham, told the station he doesn't believe his daughter was upset and erratic and had stopped taking medication for anxiety and bipolar disorder
originally posted by: 3n19m470
a reply to: Anyafaj
Yes that's a very good point. Even though she was a hollywood actress they could not manage the resources to find her and she was not even very far away from home... and she told the police she was suicidal so, what does the law say when someone admits they are a "danger to themself or others"? Not that I'm a complete proponent of this type of thing in all cases but it almost seems like they should have put her in a psych ward for a short while to evaluate her and let her talk out some of her issues with a counselor or a psychiatrist or something. Some good ol electro shock therapy and some powerful mind altering chemicals and let us sleep it off, she'll be as right as dodgers for there after! Maybe.
Maybe since she was an actress they gave her "preferential treatment" and let her go off on her own. Too bad she did not seek help, but fir all we know there was no helping her. The world may never know.
'We are disappointed that the police are not doing more to help find Misty,' she said. 'Right now the only people looking for her are myself, my husband and son and daughter.
“We are disappointed that the police are not doing more to help find Misty. Right now the only people looking for her are myself, my husband and son and daughter. I think if Misty was different-looking they would be doing a lot more to help find her,” Misty’s mom Mona tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, adding that Misty’s Native American heritage may be part of the reason for the Auburn Police Department’s alleged inaction. The ordeal even sent Misty’s father, Charles Upham, to the emergency room on Oct. 13 for fear of a possible stroke.
originally posted by: RossWellOldMexico
Over 1100 Native women in Canada were murdered or gone missing over the last 30 years. Canada's notorious serial killer Bobert Picton's half of the murders that he was charged with were Aboriginal.
Today, the Prime Minister of Canada chooses to ignore the problem because he feels it is not worthy of an inquiry. If those murders were happening to white women, he have an investigation so fast it would make your head spin.
If Julia Roberts, the star of the movie "August: Osage County" went missing they would called out the National Guard to find her.
My condolences to the family of Misty Upham. R.I.P.
originally posted by: 3n19m470
This is terrible for the police to be so blatantly prejudiced especially in this day and age! Don't they know their actions (or in this case, non actions) are making the situation exponentially worse in a community that already does not trust the police? Or they just don't care? I guess the captain of the precinct would be most responsible since he is the one who assigns the cases so he could have ordered a search party. There could have been cops lower on the ladder who wanted to do more but couldn't. At least i hope.
It really irritates me when the actions of a few white people make the rest of us look bad and it makes it more difficult for us to form friendships with non white people. I have good friendships with several tribal members here and I don't want any racial bs dividing our community even further. American Natives have every reason not to trust white people but if you show that you are a good person who loves all humans you can gain their trust and form very rewarding relationships. And when it comes down to it, we need each other. We have helped each other more times than i can count.
I love all erhnicities and i love all the different cultures and learning about their history and i love all the different accents and i love hearing all their stories and behaviors and mannerisms and traditions. We can learn so much from eachother. Our human family is beautiful and disastrous at the same time. But people who reject other cultures and ethnicities just based on differences are definitely missing out. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and we can solve any problem just by working together.
I will be posting another thread on this subject. I was just going to post it here, but this thread is about the discovery of the body. My next thread is about the family's claim that it was Not suicide... Ill come back and link it here when i am finished.
I don't make a lot of threads because its a hassle from my mobile device, (but i am learning how to do things better, slowly but surely) but i would like to thank everyone for the replies, stars and flags. It was very nice of you all to show your support. I give two thumbs up!