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Missing country singer found dead after duck hunting in winter storm

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 15:01:51-05

KAY COUNTY, Okla. - Country music singer Craig Strickland has been found dead, according to Lt. Kera Phillippi with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Strickland, 29, went missing last month while on a duck hunting trip with friend Chase Morland in Oklahoma, KFOR-TV reported.

Morland was found dead a week ago.

Strickland's wife Helen also confirmed the news on Twitter.

Strickland, a 29-year-old vocalist in the country rock band Backroad Anthem, and 22-year-old Morland were duck hunting at Oklahoma’s Kaw Lake the Sunday after Christmas when a  fierce winter weather system was hitting central portions of the country, the band said.

After relatives reported them missing on Dec. 27, state troopers said they found Morland’s two days later at the lake, where the friends’ boat purportedly overturned.

The weather at the time of the trip was dangerous with rain, sleet, snow and frigid wind chills as low as 15 degrees, according to KFOR-TV.

Morland acknowledged the weather danger in what is, in retrospect, a haunting tweet Saturday night.

Haunting tweet becomes reality; Country singer missing, friend found dead on hunting trip

See the latest on this story from KFOR-TV here.