Surveillance Video Of Ryan Uhre Released

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By: Eyewitness News
May 7, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - Surveillance video of Ryan Uhre walking down an alley shortly before he died was released by the Tallahassee Police Department today.

The video was captured by a Governor's Club security camera attached to the building where Uhre's body was found.


By: Eyewitness News
May 6, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - The final medical examiners autopsy report for Ryan Uhre has been released.

The medical examiner listed Uhre's cause of death as "blunt-force head trauma".

The toxicology report stated that marijuana and cocaine were found in Uhre's system. He also had a BAC of 0.20.

The Tallahassee Police Department also released the full incident report after closing the investigation. The report outlines the full investigation into Uhre's disappearance.


By: Bailey Myers
February 24th, 2014

Tallahassee FL- Today the Leon County Medical Examiner's Office released the preliminary results for Ryan Uhre's autopsy.

They told us they believe his death was caused by a fall. For now his death has been ruled as an accident.

Uhre's roommate and Alpha Delta Phi fraternity President, JP Ronda told us, "I just really don't know what to think about it. I mean, Uhre was way to smart to just fall by accident but on another point, things happen to good people. Bad things happen all the time."

According to the Leon County Medical Examiner's initial report; 23 year old Ryan Uhre died after falling inside this abandoned building located on College Avenue. The Tallahassee Police Department told us they believe it was an accident.

TPD believes Uhre climbed in one of these second story windows on the side or back of the abandoned building. Without seeing the warning signs stating "Warning No Floor" they believe he opened one of the windows and entered. That's when they believe he fell to the bottom of the building and died from the injuries he received from the fall.

"When we found out that it was the worst. That we were never going to see him again... He was right down the street and we had been walking past him this whole time. It was heart breaking," Ronda told us.

Uhre's final autopsy results will not be available until the toxicology report is ready. TPD told us that could take another six to eight weeks.

As Officer Scott Beck with TPD explained, "At this point in time we don't know why he was up there. All we know is that all indications were that he was up there alone."

A vigil for Uhre will be held this Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Tallahassee.



Updated By: Bailey Myers

February 24, 2014, 9:30pm

Fraternity brothers told WCTV tonight they all plan on attending the vigil.

They are also working with Panhellenic Council to get FSU to post more information about the vigil so more people can attend.

We will continue to follow and update this story as more information becomes available.


By: Lanetra Bennett
February 24, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - Authorities say the missing FSU student found dead last week fell to his death. The medical examiner has ruled the 23-year-old's death was an accident.

Police found Ryan Uhre's body last Tuesday at 111 College Avenue. The medical examiner says Uhre's death appears to be accidental.

The report says it appears he died as a result from falling from the second story of the vacant building. Police say Uhre removed the board that was covering the second-floor outside window, and went to go through, and fell to the bottom floor.

TPD Officer Scott Beck says, "The building is basically four wall and the bottom floor. There is no second floor in there. It's completely empty. You can reach that second floor window from the adjacent building."

Police say they believed Uhre was alone when he fell. They say they don't know why he was there.

We're told the final autopsy result won't be available until the toxicology report comes back. Officer Beck says that could take six to eight weeks.

A friend of Uhre says there will be a vigil for Uhre on Wednesday. It will be held at 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, across the street from where Uhre was found.


Updated By: Lanetra Bennett

February 24, 2014, 4:30pm

There will be a candlelight vigil for Ryan Uhre.

A friend says it's this Wednesday at 8pm at First Baptist Church in Tallahassee (right across from the building where his body was found.)


News Release: Tallahassee Police Department

The Tallahassee Police Department is releasing the preliminary results of the autopsy for Ryan Uhre. After consulting with the Leon County Medical Examiner, Mr. Uhre’s death appears to be accidental as it appears he died as a result of a fall from the second story of the building his body was discovered.

The building did not have a second floor, and it appears Mr. Uhre fell through the window on the second story and died from injuries he sustained after falling to the ground floor. At this time, it is believed Mr. Uhre was alone when this terrible accident occurred but the final report will not be complete until all data is reviewed, including toxicology reports.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
February 21, 2014

Davie, Fla. -- Funeral services have been set for Ryan Uhre, an FSU student who was found dead in an abandoned building this week.

Uhre's father, Michael, told us a service is set for Sunday at 4 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Davie, Fla, followed by a gathering in the Community Center.

Uhre was missing for 16 days before police discovered his body in an abandoned building in downtown Tallahassee, just blocks from where he was last seen on February 2nd.

An autopsy was performed Wednesday morning; police are still awaiting those results.


By: Julie Montanaro
February 19, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. -- There is an autopsy underway today to determine the cause of death of Ryan Uhre, and authorities say, they may have preliminary results this afternoon.

Uhre, a former FSU student and legislative intern, was reported missing a couple weeks ago. His body was found yesterday in an abandoned building in downtown Tallahassee.

A TPD Spokesman says there are surveillance cameras in the alley right next to the building where Uhre was found, and they did show him walking in the alley. He says he could not comment on whether Uhre was alone at the time.

Stay with WCTV as we continue to bring you the latest updates on this developing story.


By: Lanetra Bennett
February 18, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - A missing FSU student has been found dead. Twenty-three-year-old Ryan Uhre was found this morning inside a vacant building in downtown Tallahassee.

Officer David Northway says, "It is with a heavy heart that TPD announces that the body that we have discovered in the building behind us belongs to Ryan Uhre."

Tallahassee Police made that announcement after being on scene for nearly four hours.

Officers say they found missing FSU student, Ryan Uhre, dead inside of 111 College Avenue Tuesday morning.

Michele Strickland works one block from the crime scene. She says investigators visited her job last week with 'missing' fliers asking her and her co-workers questions. Strickland was sad to hear that Uhre was found dead. She says, "I had a feeling, but, was hoping not. Just based on how long he's been missing though. It's very sad just wandering how long he's been up there, and his family."

Police say 23-year-old Uhre had been missing since February 2nd. He was last seen near Andrew's Grille after the Super Bowl.

Officers say they came back to the area Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. after watching surveillance video from a nearby alleyway that showed Uhre in that area.

Officer Northway says they looked behind buildings and on top of buildings. He says, "When they got up on the side of the building, they noticed there was a window that was previously boarded up or had a board in it at one time. We're not sure exactly at this point. When they looked inside, they found Mr. Uhre inside the building."

Officers say they had to use a ladder truck from the Tallahassee Fire Department to go through the second floor of the building to get to Uhre and any evidence.

"It is closure, but, it's not what you want to hear." Says, Strickland.

Police say they do not suspect foul play. Officers could not say if Uhre had any injuries or how or why he ended up in that building. Officers tell us that answers from an autopsy could take time.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
February 18, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

From Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn:

“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.”


By: WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
February 18, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Rep. Richard Stark (D-Weston) issued the following statement:

“Today, I am deeply saddened and truly shocked by the news that law enforcement in Tallahassee have announced that they have found the body of my legislative intern Ryan Uhre, who had [been] missing since February 2.

“A few minutes ago, I attempted to reach out to Ryan’s family to express my condolences. Ryan’s family, friends and coworkers are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of grief.

“I have no further information or comment about the circumstances. I encourage you all to keep Ryan’s family in your prayers.”


By: WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
February 18, 2014, 1 p.m.

Tallahassee, Fla. -- According to the Tallahassee Police Department Public Information Officer, Dave Northway, there is no foul play suspected, at this time, in the death of Ryan Uhre.

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.

WCTV still has a reporter on the scene, and will continue to bring you the latest information on this developing story.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
February 18, 2014, 11:20 a.m.

Tallahassee, Fla. -- The body found in a downtown Tallahassee building has been confirmed as missing former FSU student, Ryan Uhre.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
February 18, 2014, 11:20 a.m.

Tallahassee, Fla. -- The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmed that a body was found in a building on College Avenue.

TPD is not releasing any other details at this time.

WCTV will continue to bring you the latest updates on this developing story.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
February 18, 2014, 9:45 a.m.

Tallahassee, Fla. -- Tallahassee Police are investigating a crime scene on College Avenue.

Witnesses say there's a ladder truck stretching onto the roof of Randazzle's Hair Salon, and authorities have College Ave. closed between Adams St. and Duval St.

TPD's new Police Chief is on the scene, and a forensics truck has just arrived.

WCTV will continue to bring you the latest updates on this developing story.


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