Associated Press News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are trying to find a 23-year-old Florida State University graduate who went missing days after beginning an internship for a state lawmaker.
Police say Ryan Uhre disappeared on Feb. 2, after watching the Super Bowl with friends at a Tallahassee bar. He was last seen walking home, wearing a Hawaiian-style shirt with surfing Santas.
Family members grew concerned when they had not heard from him several days later. Tallahassee police took over the case from university police on Monday.
Authorities in Tallahassee and South Florida are looking for Uhre.
Uhre had just started an internship with State Rep. Richard Stark, a Democrat from Weston. Stark says Uhre attended orientation and worked one day in the office. Stark is friends with Uhre’s parents.
Updated By: Garin Flowers
February 10, 2014, 6pm
Today, the Tallahassee Police Department has taken the lead in the case of Ryan Uhre, the missing FSU student.
He’s been missing for 8 days.
Family, friends, and police are actively searching for his whereabouts.
TPD said they’re starting from Day 1, looking at when and where Ryan Uhre was last seen and going on from there. They tell us that day, February 2, 2014, he was at Clyde’s and Costello’s bar around 8:30 p.m.
Police tell us he was out with friends, then went to Andrew’s for some food, then back to Clyde’s. From there, they say another trip to Andrew’s less than an hour later, and then headed to Kleman Plaza. From there, he has not been seen or heard from by family or friends since.
Friends reported him missing on February 7, 2014. We’re told that Uhre is from south Florida, where his father and many friends still live. They have been searching for him, putting up posters and using social media to get the word out.
WCTV is continuing to follow this story and will reach out to people who may have seen him the night he went missing.
News Release: Tallahassee Police Department
The Tallahassee Police Department Violent Crimes Unit is seeking the whereabouts of 23 year old Ryan Uhre.
Ryan was last seen on February 2, 2014, at approx. 9:15 PM in the area of S Adams Street and Jefferson Street. Ryan is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white button up “Hawaiian” style shirt with surfing Santa’s on the front.
Ryan’s disappearance was reported to the FSU Police Department on February 7th, and TPD has assumed the investigation of this case.
Anyone with information about Ryan’s whereabouts is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 606-5800.
News Release: Tallahassee Police Department
Florida State University Police Department (FSUPD) and Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) investigators met this morning to discuss progress and plans concerning the ongoing investigation in the Ryan Uhre missing person case.
In the meeting it was decided that as the last known location of Uhre was off campus, and because TPD has been highly engaged in the case along with campus police, the Tallahassee Police Department should assume the primary investigative role with FSUPD continuing to assist in a support role.
FSUPD will continue to actively assist TPD, but primary media queries should be directed to the TPD Public Information Officer. Both FSUPD and TPD, along with law enforcement agencies around the state will receive citizen tips and forward them to case investigators.
Law enforcement continues to encourage the public to be on the lookout for Ryan Uhre and to forward any tips and information immediately to law enforcement.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mr. Uhre is asked to call (850) 606-5800 24 hours a day. Citizens may also choose to call CrimeStoppers at (850) 574-TIPS to remain anonymous.
WSVN Web Copy February 9, 2014 – 1pm
Wilton Manors – A new clue in the search of a Florida State University student, who has been missing since last week, is leading detectives closer to his South Florida home.
FSU student, 23-year-old Ryan Uhre, has been missing since last Sunday. According to his family, he disappeared six days ago in Tallahassee. “It’s unfathomable, it’s heartbreaking,” said Uhre’s father Mike Uhre. “His phone has been turned off. There has been no contact with family or friends since Sunday night.”
Mike Uhre said he knew something was wrong when he didn’t hear from his son after a few days. “My younger son, they are in contact all the time, and he wasn’t replying to his calls or texts, so at that point, by Thursday, we were definitely worried,” he said.
He said Uhre did not show up to work or to his internship this week and his friends have not heard from him either. He contacted police Wednesday, and FSU police immediately put out a missing person bulletin.
Uhre graduated from FSU in December, but continues to take a class there this semester. “He’s a very smart kid. He plans on being a lawyer. He is part of a fraternity in Tallahassee,” said Uhre’s father.
On Thursday, police received the biggest clue in Uhre’s disappearance, leading them to Broward County. “They were able to determine that on Thursday, they believe it was Thursday morning around lunch time, his phone was turned on and off and it pinged from the Pompano Beach area,” said Uhre’s father.
Family and friends have since been spreading the word on social media and handing out flyers. “We got a response on the Facebook that someone had possibly seen him last evening at this particular bar,” said Uhre’s father.
Saturday afternoon police went to Rosie’s Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors to ask patrons and workers if they had seen Uhre. “It’s difficult, and his little brother… he doesn’t know what to do,” said Uhre’s father. “We are going to continue looking.”
News Release: FSU Police Department February 7, 2014 – 9pm
On 2/7/14, FSU student Ryan Uhre was reported missing by friends.
He was last seen on Sunday, 2/2/14, at approximately 8:30 p.m. at Clyde’s & Costello’s on Adams St. in Tallahassee.
He left that location alone, but did not show up at home later that night.
He was seen at Andrews Capital Grill and Bar on Adams St. in Tallahassee at 8:34 p.m. on 2/2/14.
He was again seen at Andrew’s at 9:10 p.m. the same evening.
He was last seen leaving Andrew’s alone and walking west on the south side of the building (toward Kleman Plaza).
He has not been seen or heard from by family or friends since.
The FSU Police Department is working to locate Uhre. At this time there is no information that foul play is involved, although it has been reported that it is not usual for Uhre not to contact friends or family for this length of time.
According to Uhre’s LinkedIn page, he is a student at Florida State University, majoring in Psychology. He is also an active member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.
If you have any information at to the whereabouts of Ryan Uhre, please contact the FSU Police Department IMMEDIATELY at 644-1234. In an emergency, DIAL 911.
You may also contact CrimeStoppers at 574-TIPS. Your information may make you eligible for a reward of up to $1000, and you can remain anonymous. We don’t need your name, just your information!
This bulletin is provided as a public service of the FSU Police Department, and is approved for distribution by Assistant Vice President for Safety, Chief David Perry.