Joe Clyde Daniels Update: Police expand search as parents refuse to give up slain son’s location

The search for a missing Tennessee boy, presumed dead after his father reportedly confessed to killing him, has expanded past Dickson County and into a bordering area.

Patch reports that according to Hickman County Sheriff Randal Ward, search crews expanded over into Hickman County, where they continue to search missing 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels. Joe Clyde’s father, Joseph Daniels, who initially reported the boy as missing on April 4, later admitted that he beat his son to death with closed fists before putting him in the trunk of his vehicle and hiding him in a remote location.

Joseph Daniels remains behind bars on a $1 million bond, charged with child’s murder. Joe Clyde’s mother, Krystal Daniels, is also behind bars on a $1 million bond, accused of knowing about the crime but failing to protect her child and report the death.

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Meanwhile, neither suspect will tell authorities where the little boy’s body is hidden. On Wednesday morning, they appeared in the Dickson County juvenile and probate court, where they learned the Department of Children’s Services would take custody of their two other children, who are currently being cared for by relatives.

Check back with CrimeOnline as we continue to provide coverage in the case.

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[Feature Photo: Krystal Daniels, Joe Clyde Daniels and Joseph Daniels/TBI]