2 Men Expected At Rocklahoma Still Missing
Thursday, May 28th 2015, 3:50 pm
By: News On 6
A tri-county search has ensued for two men reported missing after heading to Rocklahoma last Friday.
Cody Parrick and Ben Baber, both 20, were supposed to be at Rocklahoma in Pryor on Friday night. They both had three-day passes for the weekend but only Parrick's was scanned.
So far, no one has heard from either man and family says they're concerned because of the weekend flash flooding.
“My son has cerebral palsy and someone has always been with him… he wouldn't run off,” David Parrick said.
David Parrick has been driving the rural roads in Green Country since Monday looking for his son.
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“They were very excited, but they weren't going to camp,” David Parrick said. “They were going to drive back and forth. They left Friday and never made it home."
Crews from the CreekNnation, Mayes County, Okmulgee and Okfuskee counties, as well as volunteers are searching the grounds at Rocklahoma and beyond for the two young men.
"Just trying to look for everything we can to try and find any leads that might helps us find these two adults,” Capt. Rod Howell said.
The two friends drove to the concert from Parrick's home in Okmulgee, and friends and family have been searching the roads between the two.
“We have been down every way they could have taken and we're not having any luck,” David Parrick said. “We need some help."
Mayes County authorities said they are fighting the rumor mill in this case as well. Social media posts with misinformation have been rampant. Officials said one of the rumors is that a phone belonging to one of the men pinged at the Pryor Walmart. It is not true, they said. It has not been confirmed they were at the Wagoner Walmart either.
The two men were traveling in a silver 2005 Pontiac Montana minivan, with Muscogee Creek Nation tag B8E23.
Cody Parrick is a white male who is 5-foot-7 tall and weighing 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He walks with a limp due to cerebral palsy and has a speech impediment.
Benjamin Baber is a white male who is 6-feet tall and weighs 320 pounds. He has blue eyes and blond hair.
If you've seen them you can call the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office at 918-756-4311.