FSU Grad Ryan Uhre Had Drugs, Alcohol in System at Time of Fatal Fall: Medical Examiner

Tuesday, May 6, 2014  |  Updated 2:53 PM EDT
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A Florida State University graduate who died from an accidental fall at an abandoned building in Tallahassee had significant levels of drugs and alcohol in his system, according to a medical examiner's report released Tuesday.

The body of 23-year-old Ryan Uhre was found in the building in February, after a massive search that lasted more than two weeks.

According to police, the building did not have a second floor and it appears Uhre fell through a window on the second story and died from injuries he sustained after falling to the ground floor.


The medical examiner's report gave the cause of death as "blunt-force trauma, which is consistent with the distance it appears Uhre fell into the abandoned building."

The report said Uhre had significant levels of alcohol, cocaine and cannabis in his system.

"This would have been a factor in his abilities and awareness during the fall," the report said.

Uhre, from Weston, disappeared the night of Feb. 2 after leaving Andrews Restaurant in Tallahassee.

He graduated from FSU in December, and went to high school at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Broward.

Uhre was preparing to go to law school and was interning for Weston State Rep. Richard Stark.

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