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Country singer found dead

Monday, January 4, 2016 – Missing country singer Craig Strickland was found dead in Oklahoma, following a hunting trip with a friend, who was also found dead, his wife confirmed this afternoon.

Helen Strickland posted on Twitter, "#CraigStrickland was found today. He is safe with his Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord for leading us to him today. I will praise you, Amen."

Strickland was a member of the band Backroad Anthem.

Strickland went hunting on Kaw Lake in Oklahoma with his friend Chase Moreland in late December. The two went on their trip during Winter Storm Goliath. Moreland's body was found on Dec. 28. Moreland had tweeted on Dec. 26, ""In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma."

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