New statements issued from the family--primarily by her brother Dan "Wally" Upp, who is stationed in Japan with the U.S. Navy--offer pleas to Hannah instead of pleas to the public: "We just want Hannah to come back home safe, We're waiting with open arms and open hearts," he told The New York Post yesterday.
Colleen Hughes, a friend and fellow '07 Bryn Mawr College grad, says she's hopeful Upp is okay and will come home soon.
"She had a very hard job and she has a personality that she'd never really let you know how hard something was for her," she says. "So I think that it must have been a breaking point, if that's what happened."
Hughes says Upp often slipped "under the radar" for a few days when she had a lot on her plate. But this time was different, Hughes says.
"She would never want you to worry," she says. "That's the anomaly here, because everyone is so worried."
New York City police have stated from the beginning that they do not suspect foul play.