URGENT: Autistic boy, 5, disappears from home wearing only his pajamas

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is searching for a young boy who disappeared from his home wearing only his pajamas.

TBI reports that 5-year-old Joseph ‘Joe Clyde’ Daniels was last seen on Tuesday night at his home off of Garners Creek Road in Dickson, but family thinks he disappeared early Wednesday morning. According to authorities, he’s autistic and non-verbal.

“If it’s at nighttime and it’s dark and he scared and he’s running, or whatever the situation, he could be terrified right now … so much open land and ponds, it’s hard to even fathom the situation,” family friend Lyndsay Estes told NBC4 Nashville.

Joe Clyde has blonde hair, blue eyes, stands 4 feet tall and weighs about 65 pounds. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

[Feature Photo: Joe Clyde Daniels/TBI]