Upp’s disappearance was all too familiar. Five years ago, she sparked a New York City-wide search after she vanished at the start of the school year. At the time, Upp, then 23 and a Spanish teacher, went for a jog near her apartment, and three weeks later, was found by a ferry crew; she was badly sunburned and floating in the Hudson River.
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She had no memory of the three weeks, nor did she remember how she ended up in the murky water. Trauma experts believed that she suffered from a rare disorder known as dissociative fugue. The sudden and spontaneous amnesia is characterized by a loss of identity, coupled with prolonged, seemingly directionless wandering.
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It’s unclear whether a relapse was responsible for Upp’s most recent disappearance. Montgomery County police were alerted to her disappearance on Tuesday, after she failed to show up for her job as a teaching assistant at aRead More »from How Teacher Hannah Upp Was Lost and Found Twice