LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Detectives are searching for a missing Montgomery County woman who, according to a 2009 report in the New York Times, has a rare form of amnesia that causes sufferers to forget their identity.

Hannah Emily Upp, 28, of Kensington, was last seen Tuesday morning at around 7:45 a.m. near Kemp Mill Road and Glenallan Avenue. Some of her belongings were found on a footpath near Wheaton Plaza. Police say it is likely that she does not have any identification with her.

She is described as a white, 5-foot-7 female, weighing approximately 160 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and brown pants.

The Times report says Upp went for a jog on Aug. 28, 2008 and was pulled out of the New York Harbor nearly three weeks later, on Sept. 16. After being treated for hypothermia and dehydration, she was told she was suffering from dissociative fugue. She reportedly did not remember anything that transpired during the time period in which friends and family had considered her missing.

Montgomery County authorities say police and family are concerned for her welfare because of her prior history.

Anyone with information regarding Upp’s whereabouts is asked to contact Montgomery County detectives at 240-773-5530, or the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.


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