Actress Misty Upham died from blunt force trauma to head, torso: official

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"Django Unchained" actress Misty Upham's death in October was the

result of blunt force trauma to her head and torso, but the manner of

death remains undetermined, a Washington state medical examiner's

office said Thursday.

Upham, 32, a respected Native American actress who also starred in

"August: Osage County," went missing in early October near her

family's home in Auburn, Washington, about 20 miles (32 km) south of


Her body was found Oct. 16 at the bottom of a deep river embankment by

a search party organized by her family.

An official with the King County Medical Examiner's Office said on

Thursday that Upham had skull and rib fractures resulting from her

fall from a cliff to a ravine 150 feet (46 meters) below.

Because the events leading to her fall remain unclear, coroners could

not rule the death accidental, the official said.

Auburn police said they responded to a suicide risk call from the

apartment where Upham was staying on Oct. 5, but the actress had

already left by the time they arrived.

Upham's family, members of the Blackfeet tribal nation, have said they

do not believe she committed suicide and have accused police of doing

too little to search for the missing woman. Her family has said she

suffered from bipolar disorder and anxiety.

Credit: SEATTLE (Reuters)

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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