Craig Strickland Death Details: Why Body Was Difficult To Find
Craig Strickland’s body was discovered a full week after he went missing, and now the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Division has explained new details surrounding the singer’s death, and why his body was so difficult to recover.
As Gossip Cop reported, Strickland and his friend Chase Morland went missing on December 27 during a duck hunting trip on Oklahoma’s Kaw Lake. Morland’s body was discovered later that day, and authorities revealed that the two men’s boat capsized after being hit by a storm. Exactly seven days later, Strickland was found dead just a quarter of a mile away from where Morland’s body was discovered. The ultimate cause of death was said to be hypothermia.
Despite being in close proximity to Morland, authorities have now explained why it took a week longer to find the Backroad Anthem singer’s body. The reason is Strickland was found in an area surrounded by thick trees and bushes, and he was also wearing camouflage at the time of his death, making it even more difficult to spot his remains.
Highway Patrol eventually managed to track down Strickland’s body by following debris from his boat, which led a trail to where the singer was located. After performing an autopsy, the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office reported there was no indication that drugs or alcohol played a factor, and no suspicion of foul play.