The big stories of the weekend included the disappearance and death of actress Misty Upham and the finding of human remains in the case of the missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham. Upham has been confirmed dead while the human remains are tested for relation to Graham.
Upham was a Native American actress most notable for staring in August: Osage County. The reports have stated that she struggled with bipolar disorder. There has not been a conclusion to whether her death was a suicide or not, though it is highly speculated, after her body was found at the bottom of a cliff in Seattle, Washington.
The search for Graham has been done by volunteers and police departments all over the Charlottesville region. Human remains were discovered in Albemarle, Va. county on Saturday October 18. The remains are currently being tested to see whether or not they are those of Graham.
These women, though in different circumstances, are similar in that they were both missing and searched for by family. Upham’s family is upset with the local police as they did not aid in a search for Upham. Whether or not Upham’s death is a suicide has not been determined, and results of the human remains are not confirmed yet to be those of Graham. Certainty is an anomaly in these cases.