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Craig Akers, father of Shawn Hornbeck, passes away at 57

Craig Akers passed away last Monday after fighting bladder cancer. He was 57 years old.

RICHWOODS, Mo. — Craig Akers, the father of Shawn Hornbeck has died.

Akers passed away last Monday after fighting bladder cancer. He was 57 years old.

Twelve years ago, Craig and Pam Akers were reunited with their son Shawn, who had been missing for four years. He was found alive in 2007. The rescue became known as the ‘Missouri Miracle.’

Akers will be laid to rest in Jefferson Barracks. He served in the U.S. Air Force, according to an online obituary.

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