Body found in Auburn believed to be missing actress Misty Upham

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AUBURN, Wash. - A body found near the White River is believed to be that of missing actress Misty Upham, according to Auburn police.

The actress is known her roles in “August: Osage County,” “Frozen River" and "Django Unchained."

The 32-year-old Native American actress was reported missing by her family Oct. 6, a day after telling police she was suicidal.

The family said Upham had moved to the Seattle area to help care for her father, who's recovering from a stroke. She had been staying at a relative's apartment on the Muckleshoot reservation.

Tracy Rector, friend of the victim and Upham family spokesperson, said relatives and members of the native community organized Thursday's search.

A search party of three, including one family member, was canvassing the forest when they found Upham's purse and ID. They searched a ravine, discovered a body and called 911. 

An official identification of the body has not been made.

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