The bodies of musician Chuck Morris and his son Charley were found this past weekend in Arkansas, nearly a month after the two men vanished while out kayaking.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook on Sunday that Morris, 47, and Charley, 20, had been missing for 24 days and that their remains had been discovered close to Lost Bridge Village in Beaver Lake.
‘Sheriff [Shawn] Holloway would like to thank all the men and women who donated their time and efforts to help bring closure to the family and recover the two missing men,’ read the statement. We also want to extend our gratitude to Chuck and Charley’s family. ”.
Separately, the Morris family claimed on their GoFundMe page that Charley’s demise had been ruled to be a drowning. The cause of the senior Morris’s death has not yet reached its conclusion.
Morris played drums for the Denver-based electronic band Lotus while Charley was a student at Ohio Wesleyan University. Visiting Beaver Lake with family for spring break, the two had disappeared on March 16. Since then, they were not seen.
Statement from the Family of Chuck and Charley Morris: https://t.co/LNLxcMK0gH Support the family’s immediate financial needs by making a donation at https://t.co/bQModCUncq. — Lotus (@LotusTweets) April 9, 2023.
Statement From the Family of Chuck and Charley Morris: https://t.co/LNLxcMK0gH
— Lotus (@LotusTweets) April 9, 2023
Five days after the two men went missing, Lotus declared on social media that a recovery effort had been launched in place of the search.
“At this point, the search for Chuck and Charley has switched to a recovery,” the band said. All of us prayed for a miracle. We have plans to honor Chuck and Charley’s lives, our memories of them, and the significance they had for so many people, despite the fact that we are in deep mourning. We are grateful to everyone who has offered encouragement, stories, donations, and other forms of support.
Lotus plans to perform two concerts at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium on April 21 and 22 in memory of Morris and his child. Additionally, upcoming performances in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Port Chester, New York, will benefit the family.
Morris joined Lotus, a “jamtronica” band, about three years after it was established at Indiana’s Goshen College. 13 studio albums and live recordings by Lotus have been released over the course of the last 25 years. Its most recent album, “Bloom and Recede,” was released by it last year.