UPDATE: Silver alert issued for elderly man missing from Amtrak train

UPDATE: A silver alert has been issued for Andrew Haukereid.

LITTLE ROCK, AR – A family is asking for the help of Arkansans in the search for a 79-year old man who disappeared from an Amtrak train.

Andrew Haukereid was last seen late Saturday, May 19th on the “Texas Eagle” Amtrak train traveling from San Antonio to Chicago. His luggage, including prescription medication for pain and high blood pressure, arrived in Chicago, according to Amtrak officials, but Haukereid was not on the train.

His family believes he may be in Poplar Bluff, MO or Walnut Ridge, AR, as both towns have Amtrak stops. He could also be in the Little Rock area or St. Louis area.

Greg Haukereid and his brother Scott spent most of the Memorial Day weekend in St. Louis and Walnut Ridge distributing missing person posters as well as contacting shelters and hospitals.

“It tears your heart out but you got to try and remain hopeful,” Greg Haukereid says.  “Anything can happen.”

Walnut Ridge Police tell FOX16 News posters of Andrew Haukereid are all over the Lawrence County town of 4,700 residents.

He is described as tan and has thick, curly gray hair and was wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing black dress pants, a red t-shirt and black dress shoes. He also had a medium blue jacket with him.

He may have seemed confused or disoriented but does not suffer from dementia.

“I can’t remember anything in my lifetime when he hasn’t been in contact, especially when it relates to a trip,” Haukereid says.

If anyone has seen Andrew Haukereid, they are asked to contact their local police department.

Please HELP my brother’s Dad. He went missing from an Amtrak Train sometime after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 somewhere between Little Rock Arkansas…St.Louis Missouri and Chicago.

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