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Country Music Singer Craig Strickland Found Dead

Country music singer Craig Strickland went missing on Dec. 26.
Richey Miller—AP Craig Strickland of Backroad Anthem entertains the fans late into the night in Ozark, Arkansas on June 7, 2013.

He went missing over a week ago during a hunting trip

Country music singer Craig Strickland has been found dead after he went missing over a week ago during a hunting trip.

The body of the 27-year-old Backroad Anthem frontman was found on Monday, an official for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol told E! Online, although it’s unclear where it was recovered.

Strickland disappeared on Dec. 26 during a violent storm that also killed his 22-year-old hunting partner, Chase Morland, near Kaw Lake near Ponca City in northern Oklahoma.

Several hours before the singer’s body was found, Strickland’s wife, Helen, had posted on social media her optimism about finding him. She earlier told 40/90 News on Saturday that she had doubts her husband was alive but was still seeking closure.

Strickland’s wife and band have not yet publicly commented on the news.



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