Missing Harlem Teacher Spotted in Midtown (Updated)
A missing middle school teacher at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Harlem has been spotted checking her email at the Apple store in Midtown Manhattan. Hannah Upp has been missing from her Hamilton Heights apartment since Labor Day weekend. The 23 year-old Spanish teacher was scheduled to return to her teaching post at Thurgood Marshall the following Tuesday. Reports have surfaced that Upp had previous played hooky from work, but was given a “slap on the wrist.” Still, close friends of the missing woman say that it is out of character for her to voluntarily walk away, insisting that foul play is involved in the disappearance.
As a ray of hope, surveillance video showed Upp in the vicinity of Columbus Circle on Friday and Monday checking her email and possibly shopping. Detectives will be confirming whether Upp has accessed her email on the days that she was spotted on video. Upp’s family has already confirmed it was indeed her on the video and her brother wrote a relieved message on Facebook:
Hannah has been seen, and she is alive! There is still a lot of things we don’t know, but here is what `e can say so far. “there’s been a confirmed report that she has recently been seen alive in midtown NYC. We are ready to welcome Hannah back, with no questions asked. If anyone sees her, call 911 immediately.”
We’re not quite out of the woods yet, but this is obviously an incredible sign of hope. Please continue your vigilance and get this word out!
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