Body Of Missing Gay FSU Student Ryan Uhre Found In Abandoned Building In Downtown Tallahassee

The search for missing Florida State University student Ryan Uhre from Weston, Florida, has ended in tragedy after his body was discovered by police in an abandoned building on College Avenue in downtown Tallahasse.

The 23-year-old was found just around the corner from where he was last seen on February 2; leaving Andrew’s Capital Grill and Bar on Adams Street.

missing [The body was found in an upper level floor of the abandoned building.]

“We have no suspicion of foul play at this point,” said Tallahassee Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Northway. “But we are keeping it open and active, and we will do everything we can in order to find the cause of death for Mr. Uhre.”

WCTV adds:

Uhre’s body was found around 8 a.m. this morning in a building located at 111 College Avenue. Officers believe the building is vacant, but say they are not certain.

Northway adds that the investigation is still active, but he could not say how Uhre died, or release any information on the condition of his body or how he ended up there.

TPD says address of bldg is 111 College Ave. they believe it’s vacant but couldn’t say with 100% certainty. Some windows were boarded. Officers saw one that was open and that’s why they looked inside and then found body.

uhre [Uhre at a state wrestling tournament during his senior year of high school]

Uhre was last seen Sunday, Feb. 2, at around 8:30 pm at a Tallahassee bar where he was reportedly watching the Super Bowl with friends. He was reported missing on Feb. 7.

Uhre’s family and friends spent weeks circulating fliers and canvassing areas across South Florida.

According to an Op-ed piece by South Florida Gay News, Ryan was gay and had come out in High School to a teacher:

Ryan is gay. He graduated St. Thomas Aquinas. He came out to his gay high school teacher a few years ago when he was living in South Florida.

Condolences began to flood a facebook page set up by his family to help find Uhre.

RIP RYAN UHRE you were an amazing guy. I learned so much from you and the life you loved. Thanks for always making your friends and family smile. You are loved and missed and never will be forgotten.

Mary Coburn, Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University, offered her condolences:

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Ryan Uhre, a well-liked member of our university family. We feel the profound loss of a life ending far too soon — and our thoughts and prayers go out to Ryan’s family, which has shown much courage during the past few weeks. The university’s Greek Life and Victim Advocate offices are providing support to them and to Ryan’s friends, as well as to any student who requests it during this difficult time.


[H/T: SunSentinel & WCTV]