Actress Misty Upham's Dad Says She Died Trying to Flee Police

Death not a suicide, dad says


Actress Misty Upham's father, Charles Upham announced on a statement in Facebook that he believes his daughter died while trying to hide from the police. "She did not commit suicide," Charles wrote. "We believe she ran into the wooded area behind her apartment to hide from the police. The area in question has a hidden drop off and evidence suggests that she slipped and fell off of the steep embankment when she tried to get out of a view from the road. She simply did not see the drop-off."

Upham had been missing since October 6 when her body was discovered on Thursday at the bottom of a 150-ft embankment in Auburn, Washington. The actress who had appeared in "August: Osage County" and "Django Unchained" was 32.

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  1. my friend’s mother makes $69 /hour on the laptop . She has been laid off for nine months but last month her paycheck was $21013 just working on the laptop for a few hours. look at here now………….


    1. 21013 / 69 == 304 hours. September has 30 days all told, which is 10 hours every single day. There are 22 week days, which is 13.8 hours per week day.

      1. Relatively speaking, 13 is “a few” hours. 🙂

        1. Nonetheless, 13 hours is over half an entire 24 hour day; and an even much larger portion of the 16 hours each day most humans spend not engaged in sleep.

    2. For $69, I’ll send you a vid of your friend’s mother 69ing that you can view on your laptop.

    1. No kidding. She apparently played a character who was a step above a walk-on in “Django Unchained” and I’ve never heard of any of the other stuff she was in (and I watch a lot of movies).

      No clue why this is getting the level of attention that it has.

  2. That’ll teach her not to dig ginseng out of season.

  3. The context of this story is a little thin. She was ‘hiding from police’ because they had been called for a welfare check on a ‘suicidal’ person. Now, I do know that calling the police to ‘help a family member’ is one of the deadliest things you can do. So there is that.

    1. This, don’t call the cops until all other options are exhausted.

      1. Just don’t call the cops, period.

        1. Could be worse. Under the new California law you’re supposed to call the police and tell them your loved one is crazy and has gunz!

          1. Just don’t live in California, period.

    2. Called by whom? Presumably a family member, perhaps the father.

      Who was concerned enough about her potential for suicide to call the police but convinced that she didn’t commit suicide when the cops came because???

  4. My inside contacts in Hollywood tell me the REAL reason why she was fleeing the police? It was the “lung flute police” that were after her! See, if y’all could be bothered to read my web site at http://www.churchofSQRLS.com ? Y’all would just KNOW, right off of the top of y’all’s pretty little heads, that a “lung flute” is a cheap-cheap piece of mass-produced plastic? If ya BLOW on it, it is supposed to set up magic “sound waves” to knock un-wanted excess mucus? Kinda like un-wanted, excess Obozo, I might add? Outta that them thar LUNGS and bronchial tubes and what-not, of yers or mine. It is the same basic thing as this deep-dark “medical procedure” called “coughing”, if you will, in those regards, except it is assisted by a cheap plastic flute. The All-Wise and Uber-Benevolent FDA has LOVINGLY decreed that we as ignernt moroms can NOT be trusted to buy said dangerous “medical device”, sans prescription! ? Sad to say, Misty Upham got all Uppity-Hammed, and decided that SHE, being an Almighty Actress, could take it upon herself, to? Sit down and prepare yerselves now? BLOW ON A CHEAP PLASTIC FLUTE, w/o a physician’s, or the FDA’s, blesssings!!!! Hence, the Cheap Plastic Flute Police were after her? She dang well DESERVED it, I might add? And hence, her sad demise! ? All ye cheap-plastic-flute blowers, READ and HEED!!!!

    1. Not sure if serious, or in manic phase of bipolar.

      1. Clicked on church link, now leaning toward manic bipolar.

    2. Poked around on church website, and wanted to say thank you for this:


      That’s really awesome. Wow.

      1. I’m eating lunch and that nearly nearly killed my appetite.

      2. You’re welcome! … She really ***IS*** a blow-hard, and she ***DOES*** give awesome blow-jobs, if you are into PAIN…

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