FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — They lit candles and said prayers. They spelled his name with dozens of flickering lights.

Two weeks after he vanished without a trace family and friends of Ryan Uhre are keeping hope alive that he will be found safe.

The 23-year-old Florida State grad and Weston native disappeared on Super Bowl Sunday shortly after leaving a Tallahassee restaurant.

Sunday night more than a hundred people from family to high school classmates and their parents gathered on Fort Lauderdale Beach to hold a prayer vigil for Uhre.

“When I first heard of his disappearance I didn’t know what to think I just wanted to find him” said vigil organizer Andy Ball.

Ball attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School with Uhre.

“Everyone that is listening to this we are reaching out to you please if you know anything if you see anything call the police.

This is our son and we know he is out there” said Mike Uhre who is Ryan’s dad.

On Saturday his parents and aunt traveled to Tallahassee to meet with university and local police over the disappearance.

The family said they are impressed with the resources that authorities are pouring into the investigation.

Police do not suspect foul play.

There has been no credit card activity and Ryan Uhre’s cell phone has been turned off.

Posters have been put up in Tallahassee and South Florida seeking information on his whereabouts.

The family said he could either be in North Florida or South Florida.

Social media has been on fire spreading word of the disappearance and generating massive awareness.

The family is asking  anyone who may know anything to call Crimestoppers 954-493-TIPS.


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