College Professor Found Dead At Club Orlando

By Ruth Bashinsky For Dailymail

David Hanbury, 37, a psychology professor at Averett University, was found deceased on Saturday at Club Orlando, a day after he was reported missing.

Hanbury was in Orlando attending the Southeastern Psychological Association located near Universal Studios. On Sunday, Orlando Police responded to a call regarding an ‘unattended death’ at the club.

Investigators did not initially disclose where Hanbury’s body was found, but said at the time his death ‘did not appear suspicious.’

The cause and manner of Hanbury’s death is not yet known. Officials are waiting on the report by the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police said in a statement that ‘upon arrival staff took officers to where the deceased was located,’ where they found Hanbury.

Hanbury, who is originally from Kentucky, was staying at the Double Tree hotel, according to his older brother, JJ in a Facebook post.

The devastated sibling said his brother was ‘not a partier.’ The family grew concerned when Hanbury did not call their mother, who he normally calls multiple times a day.

In the post, he shared how his brother had missed a scheduled speech Saturday at the conference, raising alarms amongst those who knew him.

When JJ tried to check-in on his brother, JJ said his phone went to voicemail, each time he called him.

Hanbury worked as an associate professor and co-chair of the Virginia private school’s psychology department, starting in 2015.

‘It is with a heavy heart that we share the heartbreaking update of the passing of Dr. David Hanbury,’ a statement from the school in Danville, Virginia, read.

‘On behalf of the entire Averett community, we send our condolences and prayers of support to Dr. Hanbury’s family, friends and all others upon whom he had a lasting impact.’

On Monday night, the college held a vigil in Hanbury’s memory, as faculty and students held hands, and remembered the professor who touched their lives.

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