Joseph 'Joe Clyde' Daniels

Volunteers needed for ‘largest search yet’ for missing autistic boy, Joe Clyde Daniels, presumed dead after father said he killed him

The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee announced that both volunteers and leaders are needed on Saturday for the largest search so far in an attempt to find the body of a little boy who disappeared last month from his family’s home.

The Tennessean reports that anyone who wants to volunteer should report to the Freed-Hardeman Renaissance Center facility in Dickson, Tennessee, on Saturday, May 9, at 3 p.m. in room 105. Groups of 30 to 50 people are needed with backgrounds in emergency services.

Authorities are also asking that volunteers are physically capable of searching mixed terrain areas. Another search is scheduled for May 19 should it be needed.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Joseph Ray Daniels, the father of Joe Clyde, was arrested and charged with homicide. Authorities still haven’t found the boy but during a press release, the TBI announced that they believe Daniels killed his son on April 3 or 4. Police booked Daniels into the Dickson County Jail.

“During the course of the investigation, it was determined the child’s father Joseph Daniels intentionally killed his son in his residence and then hid his body,” TBI deputy director Jason Locke said.

Further, Krystal Nicole Daniels, the mother of 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels, admitted she was in her residence off of Garners Creek Road in Dickson on April 4 when the child’s father beat him to death. She’s also accused of failing to report the crime and taking steps to conceal the little boy’s abuse and death.

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Krystal Nicole Daniels is charged with felony “Aggravated Child Neglect or Endangerment” while Joseph Daniels is charged with homicide. Both suspects are behind bars on a $1 million bail each.

Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

[Feature Photo: Joe Clyde Daniels/Handout]