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Chet Haze, the controversial, aspiring-rapper son of actor Tom Hanks, has reportedly been missing for over a month.

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Haze is usually active on Instagram but announced in July that he planned to stop posting on the site, following a controversy over his repeated use of the N-word.

Haze’s last message, posted on July 23, reads, "I’m not gonna be on Instagram for a while…Getting the f–k out of Dodge for a minute…Gonna go get my mind right. I’ll be back!"

Now, Radar Online is reporting that Haze has had no contact with his family or friends in the five weeks since, and his parents have hired private investigators in a desperate attempt to track him down.

Insiders say the family has not involved the police, as they hope to "keep the development out of the press."

Chet checked into rehab to be treated for a cocaine addiction last year, and his family reportedly fears he may have relapsed.

Particularly worrisome is the fact that investigators have tracked Chet’s cell phone to Barstow, a desert town commonly described as "the meth capital of California."

“I’ve never heard of Chet messing with that stuff,” says one source, adding that the family regards the possibility of Chet using meth as "a worst case scenario."

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