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Friday, Oct 17, 2014

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Police find body in hunt for US 'Osage County' actress

AFP | Friday, Oct 17, 2014

US actress, Misty Upham, attends a press conference during the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in southern France, on May 18, 2013.

LOS ANGELES - Police found a body Thursday feared to be that of US actress Misty Upham, who appeared in "Django Unchained" and 2013's "August: Osage County," officials said.

The body was found at the bottom of an embankment in by a Seattle suburb a family member searching for the 32-year-old actress, whose movie credits also include 2008's "Frozen River."

Upham had been reported missing since October 6, according to industry journal Variety.

"The body was recovered by a family member of Misty Upham's family who was in the area searching for her," said a statement by the Auburn Police Department.

"A purse containing identification of Misty Upham was at the scene, however, at this time the medical examiner has not made a positive identification nor a determination of cause of death."

According to Variety, Upham's family reportedly told police that she had been suicidal a day before her disappearance. She had moved to Seattle to care for her father, who had had a stroke, it added.

Her father, Charles Upham, was cited as saying that his daughter had stopped taking medication for anxiety and bi-polar disorder.

In "August: Osage County" she played a housekeeper looking after a strong-willed matriarch (Meryl Streep), surrounded by bickering relatives in a moving portrait of a dysfunctional family.

She had an uncredited part in Quentin Tarantino's 2012 movie "Django Unchained," according to her profile page on movie industry website IMDb.

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