Country Singer Craig Strickland Found Dead After Being Missing for a Week

29 year old country singer Craig Strickland who had been missing for about one week has been found deceased. The search ended Monday after the Backroad Anthem lead singer’s body was recovered in Bear Creek Cove on Kaw Lake north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The singer’s wife, Helen, who had asked fans for prayers during his disappearance, also tweeted that his body had been found, adding Craig was now “safe with his Father in Heaven.”   22 year old Chase Morland’s body had been previously located.

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Country singer Craig Strickland was found dead on Monday after have been missing for a week. He was 29.

His body was recovered in Bear Creek Cove on Kaw Lake following a massive search in the area, north of Tulsa, Okla.

“#CraigStrickland was found today,” his wife, Helen Strickland, tweeted. “He is safe with his Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord for leading us to him today. I will praise you, Amen.”

5 Year Old Jayliel Vega Batista Missing Since 12/31/15 (Wandered Away from New Year’s Eve Party) in Allentown, PA

5 year old Jayliel Vega Batista has been missing since December 31, 21015, when he wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The search continues for the missing boy who has autism that is reported to have left his home without shoes or a coat at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jayliel Vega

Police on Saturday recanvassed an eastern Pennsylvania neighborhood where a 5-year-old boy with autism wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party without shoes or a coat.

Allentown police Capt. Glen Dorney said 20 search-and-rescue dog teams were looking for Jayliel Vega Batista.

The boy was downstairs playing with a toy with some other children when he left the home at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, said his 16-year-old sister, Tayritza Molina. The boy was visiting his great-aunt’s home for the holiday, and left barefoot and without any kind of outerwear, police said.

Police were going door to door in the boy’s neighborhood again on Saturday because efforts to track him into some nearby woods were unsuccessful. But they said a glut of volunteer searchers was complicating efforts to find the boy.

“We’re proud of them for stepping up in the force that they’ve done,” Dorney said, but there were so many volunteers in the woods and elsewhere, it was compromising the ability of the dogs and others to locate the boy.

Instead, police asked people who live in the area to thoroughly search their own property and parked cars periodically, in case the boy comes wandering in search of shelter. Police checked out a home at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after someone thought they saw the boy’s face in an upstairs window but said the boy wasn’t there.

UPDATE I: Search for autistic boy continues as night turns frigid.

A bloodhound that Allentown police were using to find Jayliel Vega Batista tracked a scent Friday from the Keck Park neighborhood, across the Hamilton Street Bridge to Front and Chew streets, police Chief Keith Morris said.

Police couldn’t say for sure if the scent was that of Jayliel, who was last seen running on the 200 block of East Union Street about 11 p.m. Thursday. Several bloodhounds were pulled into the search Friday afternoon, Morris said.

A Philadelphia Police Department helicopter hovered over the East Side as darkness fell Friday and worry turned to fear.

UPDATE II: Coroner at scene where missing Allentown boy’s tablet may have been found.

The Lehigh County coroner has arrived at Canal Park in east Allentown, where an electronic tablet that 5-year-old Jayliel Vega Batista was carrying when he went missing Thursday night may have been found, according to eyewitnesses at the scene.

A red and white tablet was fished from the water at Canal Park shortly before 1 p.m. by Thurman Clark, 25, of Northampton.

Clark, who just joined the search, said he spotted something red or orange in the water and waded in to check it out.

“I really hope it’s not his, ” he said.

Police have not confirmed the finding or commented on it. But they did send divers to the canal after the tablet was found.

Country Singer Craig Strickland of Backroad Anthem Missing, 22 Year Old Friend Chase Morland Found Dead After Duck-Hunting Trip (Update: Craig Strickland Found Deceased)

Country singer Craig Strickland, the lead singer of the Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem, and his friend, 22 year old Chase Morland have been missing over the weekend. The two failed to return from duck-hunting on Kaw Lake in Oklahoma.

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Chase Morland posted the below ominous tweet prior to the two going missing. How bizarre.

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Authorities are searching for a member of a country rock band, after he and a friend disappeared while on a hunting trip on an Oklahoma lake.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, troopers began searching for 29-year-old Craig Strickland and 22-year-old Chase Morland, after the pair did not return from a duck hunting trip on Kaw Lake.

On Sunday night, a capsized boat was discovered, but the hunters were nowhere to be found.

Fox News is reporting that the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of a 22-year-old man has been recovered on Monday afternoon and a second man is missing after the two went duck hunting and their boat capsized.

NBC News:

Country singer Craig Strickland has been declared missing following a duck-hunting trip in stormy conditions with a friend who turned up dead.

Officials began searching for Strickland — lead singer of country-rock group Backroad Anthem — and his 22-year-old friend Chase Morland on Sunday after they failed to return from duck-hunting on Kaw Lake, according to NBC affiliate KFOR.

Morland’s body was found in the lake on Monday, according to a statement from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

It said late Monday that the search for Strickland, 29, had been called off until morning due to bad weather and fading light.

UPDATE I: Body of Craig Strickland Found. Wife: Craig Strickland died from hypothermia

Hours after news broke Monday that Backroad Anthem lead singer Craig Strickland’s body was found, after having gone missing on a hunting trip over the holidays, his loved ones posted emotional tributes on Facebook and Instagram.

“Today we lost our brother, our best friend, our bandmate,” wrote the country band, comprised of Toby Freeman, Eric Dysart, Josh Bryant, Brandon Robold and Isaac Sentr. “Craig was the most amazing person whose passion for life couldn’t be matched.”

“We can finally rest knowing that he is at Home in Heaven with his Father,” wrote his wife, Helen Strickland, on Instagram.

Missing Since 12/20/15, Body Of Marine Sgt. Tristan Clinger, of Kentucky Found in New Jersey


The body of U.S. Marine, Sgt. Tristan Clinger was found Saturday during a search in New Jersey. The 28 year old Marine from Louisville, KY had been missing since December 20th, 2015, when he left Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in South Jersey on foot.  Clinger had served in the military for five years and his wife had said he seemed upset before he went missing. Nancy Schaefer of Missing In America told the Patch of Manchester that Sgt. Tristan Clinger’s body was found by the Burlington County K9 unit during a search in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton.

Say a prayer for his wife, Rachel Self Clinger, and the family, friends and loved ones of Sgt. Tristan Clinger, Rest in Peace.

Tristan Clinger

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The week-long search for a missing U.S. Marine from Kentucky ended in tragedy Saturday when his body was found during a search in New Jersey.

Officials and family members have not said where Sargent Tristan Clinger was found or how he died. Clinger was a 28-year-old father of two from Louisville, currently stationed in New Jersey.

12 Year Old Aracely Acevedo Missing Since12/23/15 in Philadelphia, PA

12 year old Aracely Acevedo has been missing since Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aracely Acevedo was last seen getting onto the Northbound 56 bus on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street. According to the authorities she suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.


She was last seen getting onto the Northbound 56 bus on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street.

Police say she suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.

Aracely is 5’2?, 115 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a red shirt and black school pants.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Aracely Acevedo, please contact Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153, or call 911.

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