Hannah was living on the island when Hurricane Irma surged through the Caribbean in September 2017 and caused devastating damage to her new home. She survived the hurricane, but was about to be hit by a second one within days.
On September 14, Hannah told her housemates she was going to school, but she never arrived, nor came home. The following day, her neatly-folded clothes and car keys were found at a nearby beach. It was the same month as her previous disappearances, and again, her disappearance was connected to water.
Her friends explored the shore and sea for three days, before they needed to suspend the search because another natural disaster was heading their way: Hurricane Maria.
In September 2017, amid her disappearance, her friends and family set up a Facebook page, Find Hannah Upp.
“If any one sees Hannah, please go to her,” they wrote in a Facebook post on September 20,…