Hannah Upp, a teacher suffering from ‘dissociative fugue’ went missing after Hurricane Irma in 2017. Dissociative fugue is a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by reversible amnesia for personal identity.
It is almost two years since Hanna went missing and she hasn’t been found yet. However, her family still holds the hope of finding her one day.
Quick Facts and Information on Hannah Upp
|Disappeared at the Age of||32|
|Sibling/s||Brother: Dan Upp|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Boyfriend||Joe Spallino (ex)|
Hannah Upp’s Early Life & Family
Hannah was born in the year 1985 and was 32 years of age when she went missing the last time. She was brought to this world by her parents; father, David Upp, and mother, Barbara Bellus.
She grew up alongside her brother Dan in Japanese-American churches in Oregon, where both her parents served as pastors. Hannah’s parents are both American, however, her mother was taught in Japan.
At the age of 15, Hannah witnessed her parents getting divorced. After the divorce, Hannah’ dad, moved abroad and started teaching Gospel mostly to the indigenous tribes in countries like Fiji, Zimbabwe, Guam, Malta, Guyana, India, Palau, and the Philippines.
Further, in 2007, Hannah’s mother too took a leave from her position as a pastor and moved to Pendle Hill.
Hannah Went Missing a Couple of Times Before
Haanh first went missing in August of 2008. She was a middle-school teacher at Thurgood Marshall Academy, that time and didn’t show up for the first day of school.
Authorities soon began searching for Hannah and she was seen at a few different places a couple of times too. But it wasn’t until the 16th of September that marked the 20th day of her missing that she was discovered by the captain of a Staten Island ferry.
He saw a woman’s body floating in the water, face down, near Robbins Reef. The captain called the rescue boat and had Hannah pulled out from the water. To their rescuer’s surprise, she wasn’t dead!
Hannah was then taken to Richmond University Medical Center; where, for three weeks, she became inaccessible to her identity.
The second time she went missing was 4 years later in 2012 when she was working as a teaching assistant at a Montessori school in Kensington, Maryland.
On the first day of Hannah’s class, her mother received a call from the police. They told her that they found Hannah’s wallet, purse and cell phone on a wooded footpath in Kensington.
She was found a day later at a mile and a half away from her school in a residential area in Wheaton, Maryland.