This is heartbreaking. Misty Upham’s father Charles reported his daughter missing on Oct. 6 and he believes the actress is suicidal due to his last conversation with her, according to a new interview.
Misty Upham, 32, has not been seen by family or friends since Oct. 5. The number of days she has been missing continues to grow, and her father Charles Upham fears his actress daughter may be “suicidal,” he revealed in a new interview. He also said that this isn’t the first time Misty has had these tragic thoughts.
Misty Upham’s Father Fears Suicide
“She had recently changed her medication, so she was sort of having erratic behavior,” Charles told The Hollywood Reporter. “She told me and her mom that we didn’t have to worry about her any more. I thought it sounded suicidal myself, so I called the police. She’s always been a suicidal person.”
This is so sad. Charles also disclosed more heartbreaking information about his troubled daughter.
“She used to make [suicide] threats sometimes, but she never went through with it.,” Charles continued. Misty and her parents had recently moved to the Seattle area so Charles could recover after a stroke.
Police responded to a suicide call to Misty’s apartment in Auburn, Washington on Oct. 5, but Misty had already left the apartment.
On Oct. 6, Charles wanted to report Misty as officially missing, but she didn’t fit the criteria for a “missing and endangered person,” according to Washington state law. The person’s disappearance must be “unexplainable, involuntary or suspicious,” Commander Steve Stocker told PEOPLE.
Over the last year, police have come to Misty’s apartment four times due to suicidal calls. This isn’t the first time Misty has left her apartment and not told anyone where she was going.
Misty Upham: Actress Has Never Been Away This Long, Says Father
Charles does not want to assume the worst about his daughter, but fears for her safety.
“I think that she is either in a place where she cant’ get help – maybe she fell down and broke her leg and something, or she got in with the wrong crowd,” he said. “I don’t think she would have taken her own life. I don’t want to think she is dead.”
We sincerely hope Misty returns to her family safely.
If you have any information on Misty’s disappearance, please contact the Auburn police department at (253) 288-2121. We sincerely hope Misty returns to her family safely.
— Avery Thompson