Country singer Craig Strickland has been missing since Dec. 27, when he went on a hunting trip in Oklahoma with a friend. Search parties have been looking for the 27-year-old, and his wife, Helen, just tweeted about a “promising” lead.
“Located a cove that looked promising,” she tweeted Sunday of their search progress. “Officers & K9 currently searching the area.”
Searching this morning. Located a cove that looked promising. Officers & K9 currently searching the area. pic.twitter.com/IT54mCzzs2
— Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) January 3, 2016
Helen’s tweet comes a couple hours after Strickland’s band, Backroad Anthem, tweeted that they were “hopeful today.”
Strickland and his friend, Chase Morland, went duck hunting on Dec. 26 in Oklahoma. Morland took to Twitter to talk about his trip, explaining to his followers that if the pair didn’t “come back” it was because they were going through a winter storm, named Goliath by the Weather Channel. A search party was launched the next day.
A capsized boat that belonged to Strickland and his friend was discovered shortly afterward, and on Monday Morland’s body was found. The search party is still looking for Strickland in Kay County, and on New Year’s Eve Helen tweeted that the search area was cut in half.
“To see how much more work can be done in a specific area, it has given us a lot of rest because we feel like that’ll give us a lot of hope they will find Craig soon,” Helen told 40/29 News on Saturday.