Family: Elderly man missing from Amtrak train may be in St. Louis
Family members say Andrew Haukereid, 79, went missing from an Amtrak train en route to Chicago on May 20. The man has been missing for a week, and family believe he may be in St. Louis. By Dan Mueller
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- An elderly man headed home to Chicago on an Amtrak train has been missing for more than a week, and family members believe he may be in St. Louis.
Andrew Haukereid, 79, was on the train home from San Antonio last Saturday to celebrate his 80th birthday. His bags arrived in Chicago, but family members say Haukereid did not.
Scott and Greg Haukereid, the man's sons, are now in Missouri working with Amtrak officials to find clues in their father's disappearance. The two said they have called local hospitals, police stations and even homeless shelters, but have no idea where their father could be.
The two believe their father could have left the train in the St. Louis area, or at other stops in Missouri.
Amtrak employees said they remember talking to the man in Little Rock, Ark., but that was the last stop they reported seeing him.
Haukereid's family said he does not have dementia or any other serious medical issues, travels often and has never gone missing before.
The family has set up a Facebook page to spread the word on their father's disappearance: