Medical Examiner releases Chase Morland’s autopsy report

Ponca City Now - January 27, 2016 9:55 am

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office has released autopsy results for one of the two Arkansas duck hunters who disappeared during wintry weather last month.

In a report released Tuesday, the medical examiner’s office said 22-year-old Chase Morland accidentally drowned when his boat capsized in Kaw Lake in northern Oklahoma. Morland’s body was found Dec. 28 after he and his friend, Craig Strickland, went missing while hunting during a winter storm.

Fayetteville, Arkansas, television station KHOG reports ( ) that the medical examiner’s findings also cited exposure to freezing temperatures as contributing to Morland’s death.

Strickland, who was the lead singer of the country rock band Backroad Anthem, was found dead on Jan. 4. Officials have not yet released his cause of death.


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