January 4, 2016


Craig Strickland Found Dead: Country Singer Killed in Winter Storm

Craig Strickland (@backroadcraig on Instagram)
Craig Strickland (@backroadcraig on Instagram)

Country singer Craig Strickland has been found dead after going missing on Dec. 27, 2015, during a duck hunting trip, according to People

Strickland, 29, and 22-year-old friend Chase Morland were hunting on a lake in Kay County, Oklahoma last month when they were hit by winter storm Goliath and reported missing. Morland tweeted about the incident on Dec. 27:

Morland was found dead on Dec. 28, and the friends’ boat was found capsized.

Strickland’s body was discovered on Monday morning (Jan. 4). The singer’s wife, Helen Strickland, confirmed that her husband’s body had been found:

Strickland was the frontman for the band Backroad Anthem. The band posted while Strickland was missing, "We are trying to think of a scenario where he is still alive. Hoping against the odds. We can't even stand to think about it. We are devastated. Only God & time can put us back together."