Bodies of Two Men Missing Since 2015 Rocklahoma Festival Found
There's sad news to report as the bodies of two young music fans who had been missing since attending the Rocklahoma Festival last month in Pryor, Okla., have been found. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a vehicle carrying 20-year-olds Cody Parrick and Ben Baber was discovered submerged at the Onapa boat ramp off Lake Eufala in Oklahoma's McIntosh County.
According to Tulsa World, the two men had been last seen on May 23 when they were supposed to be leaving the Rocklahoma festival to return home to work, but they never made it back. The vehicle was discovered Sunday night (June 7) and the bodies of both Parrick and Baber were identified. A news report from KJRH Channel 2 on the incident can be seen above. It is believed that the incident was accidental and that no foul play was involved.
News of the missing concertgoers reached beyond the festival, with Rob Zombie, who didn't perform at the event, publicizing the information about the two men. It turns out that Zombie was familiar with one of the two youths. He posted about the matter via his Facebook page.
For all of you who have been asking about Cody and Ben we have some horrible news. Everyone's worse fears have come true.
I never met Ben, but talked to Cody at one of our shows about his movie ideas. Most of which were really crazy and really great. He was a really funny kid and I'm sure a true joy for the people who knew him. Our hearts go our to their families.
This year's Rocklahoma was plagued by some of the bad weather that's been punishing parts of Texas and Oklahoma over the last few months. Several performances on May 23, the day the boys went missing, were canceled due to inclement weather as heavy rainfall, flash flooding and tornado-like storms swept through the area.
Our condolences go out to the families and friends of Cody Parrick and Ben Baber.
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