The singer's father, Randy Strickland, spoke with ET on Monday, sharing, "[Craig is] still missing. We are trying to think of a scenario where he is still alive. Hoping against the odds. We can't even stand to think about it. We are devastated. Only God & time can put us back together."
Strickland is the lead singer and acoustic guitarist for Backroad Anthem, a local country/rock band in Alma, Arkansas. The band shared a message to Facebook on Monday updating their fans and followers on Strickland's situation.
"We received a text last night from Randy Strickland asking us band members to pray for Craig and Chase, because they had not made any kind of contact with families in 24 hours," the group wrote.
The group later shared their condolences for Morland's death, asking their fans to "please say special prayers" for his family, adding "They were very close friends and it is such a heartbreaking loss."
Morland's employer, Gellco Outdoors, posted a memorial on Facebook on Monday, writing, " The Gellco Outdoors family is saddened at the loss of Chase Morland. Chase had only been at Gellco for a short time in our archery department. Chase will be missed by all here at Gellco."
"Our prayers and sympathy go out to the Morland family during this time of loss," the post continued. "We ask all of our customers to remember this family at this time."
The Gellco Outdoors family is saddened at the loss of Chase Morland. Chase had only been at Gellco for a short time in...