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Update: Hannah Upp Missing Person Case

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Hannah Upp have few details about her whereabouts or actions during that period.  On Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Hannah found herself in the area of Georgia Avenue and Shorefield Road.  She borrowed the cell phone of a passerby and called her mother who then drove to the area and picked her up.

During an interview with detectives, Hannah stated that she last remembers walking to Wheaton Plaza on the afternoon of Monday, September 2, 2013 where she had lunch.  After lunch, she began walking but has no recollection beyond that.  Hannah has no physical injuries and is now recovering with her family.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call detectives at 240-773-5530.


Hannah's mother released the following statement:

September 5, 2013

Last night our beloved Hannah was located safe and sound and is at home.  We are inexpressibly relieved and rejoicing.  We are tremendously grateful for your thoughts and prayers and attentiveness during the time she was missing.  We deeply appreciate all who assisted and communicated in helpful ways to the end of Hannah coming home safely, we thank the police for their excellent and responsive work, and we are humbled by community support from near and far.  We ask that you give Hannah time and space now, to spend time with family and friends and to process these events.  Thank you for respecting our precious privacy and boundaries in this time of recovery and healing.  

Barbara Bellus, Hannah's mother,

Family and Friends of Hannah Upp


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Release ID: 13-296
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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