Ferry Workers Rescue Missing Teacher in Water

She disappeared 2 weeks ago in NYC; recovering in hospital
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2008 9:57 PM CDT
Hannah Upp's image has been on missing posters throughout New York. Ferry operators rescued her today, and she is recuperating in the hospital.   (Provided photo)
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(Newser) – A 23-year-old woman rescued from the water today by Staten Island ferry workers turns out to be a Harlem teacher reported missing 2 weeks ago, the New York Times reports. She is recuperating in the hospital but has yet to shed light on her disappearance. Hannah Emily Upp disappeared just before school started, and investigators found her apartment full of her belongings, including her wallet, cell phone, keys, and credit cards.

A citywide search ensued, and the case drew heavy attention in the blogosphere. A former classmate spotted Upp checking her e-mail in an Apple store, and police determined that she had been there twice in four days. Today, she was pulled from the water wearing the same clothes she was said to have on when she disappeared. Investigators believe she jumped from a pier.