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Backroad Anthem’s Craig Strickland Found Dead

After a week of searching, Backroad Anthem’s Craig Strickland was reportedly found dead Monday morning (Jan. 4). According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Craig’s body was recovered along the shoreline of Kaw Lake in an area known as Bear Creek Cove, near where his boat was found capsized one week ago.  

Craig, 29, and friend Chase Morland, 22, went missing on Sunday (Dec. 27) when the pair set off to Oklahoma for a duck hunt, despite questionable conditions due to winter storm Goliath. Chase’s body was discovered Monday (Dec. 28) along with Craig’s hunting dog Sam, which was found alive. Cause of death for Chase was noted as drowning and exposure to freezing temperatures. 

Craig’s wife Helen responded to the news via Twitter, writing that her husband “was found today. He is safe with his Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord for leading us to him today.”


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