Misty Upham's body was found during a late-night search by family and friends.
Police is Seattle have discovered the body of a woman, thought to be that of the missing actress Misty Upham. The 32-year-old Native American actress was found in a ravine near the White River on Thursday, with police spokesman Steve Stocker confirming that items confirming Upham's identity were found nearby.
A body believed to be that of Misty Upham was found in a ravine near Seattle after family and friends conducted a search
Officials are still waiting for the medical examiner to make a positive identification, Stocker noted.
Her uncle Robert found Upham's body during a search of the area he organized with a group of friends and family. Her close friend, the Seattle-based filmmaker Tracy Rector was also part of the search.
"We waited at the site where the team found the body," Rector told the Hollywood Reporter, "It took about five-and-a-half hours to confirm. Then we gathered around her body to say prayers and now we're all gathered at the church."
Known for her roles in August: Osage County and Frozen River, Upham was reported missing by her family on October 6, one day after they told police she was in a suicidal state. Her father Charles Upham told Krio-FM that his daughter had stopped taking her medication for anxiety and bipolar disorder.
Meryl Streep [L] and Julia Roberts [R] starred alongside Misty Upham in 'August: Osage County'
Within hours of the news breaking, some of Hollywood's biggest names paying tribute to the actress, including Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, who starred in August: Osage County.
"So so sad to hear this news - all our thoughts are with her family and with her beautiful spirit," she told the Hollywood Reporter.
Melissa Leo, another Oscar-winner whose character collaborated with Upham's to smuggle illegal immigrants from Canada into America, said: "Such a loss... so sad, so so sad."
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