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West Palm Beach police searching for missing, endangered man

Christian Hauff's rental car located Tuesday in Jefferson County, east of Tallahassee
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Posted at 7:54 AM, May 22, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — West Palm Beach police said Wednesday they're searching for a missing and endangered man whose rental car was located near the Florida-Georgia line.

Police said Christian Hauff, 60, was last seen at approximately 8:45 a.m. Monday leaving the Riverwalk community and driving a rented red Chevy Malibu with Florida license plate LDEQ17.

Hauff, who lives alone, was reported missing Tuesday night after a realtor he was supposed to meet with contacted police.

Police said Hauff's rental car was located earlier that day, just after 8:30 a.m., in Jefferson County, east of Tallahassee, heading toward the Florida-Georgia line.

At 3:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Hauff's rental car was spotted westbound on Interstate 10, halfway between Houston and San Antonio. A "be on the lookout" alert has been broadcast to Texas law enforcement.

Hauff is 5-foot-10 and 240 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.

If you've seen Hauff or know where he is, call the West Palm Beach Police Department at 561-822-1900 and mention case #8873.