Thomas Hoffman: Vero Beach man missing since Feb. 5

VERO BEACH, Fla. - A 60-year-old Vero Beach man has been missing since Feb. 5, and authorities are asking the public for help.

Thomas Hoffman was last seen when his father dropped him off at a hotel in the 1700 block of US 1, according to a news release from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives confirmed that Hoffman paid for a night at the hotel but has not been seen since.

On Feb. 7, the missing man’s ATM card was used at a bank in the 2000 block of 58th Avenue by a person who investigators said was not Hoffman.

Detectives are asking for the public's help to identify the man in the ATM transaction.  The sheriff’s office said Hoffman has a history of mental illness and drug use.

Anyone with information about the man who made the ATM transaction or Hoffman should call Detective Kevin Heinig with the Indian River Sheriff's Office at 772-978-6121. Please reference case 2014-24572.

You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by calling the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477).

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