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TN JOSEPH DANIELS: Missing from Dickson, TN - 3 April 2018 - Age 5

Discussion in 'Missing 2015 to Present' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Gifted or not, tall or short, handsome or ugly ~ I wish he had enough heart to allow this little child dignity in death.

  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Memorial scheduled to mark what would have been Joe Clyde Daniels 6th birthday

    A balloon release will be held on Saturday to mark what would have been Joe Clyde Daniels' 6th birthday.

    The event will take place at Hillview Baptist Church with a memorial from 2-7 p.m. Saturday. The balloon release will take place at 6:15.

    Daniels would have celebrated his 6th birthday on July 30.

    The search for Joe Clyde's body continues months after he went missing in April. His father, Joseph Daniels, remains in jail after confessing to police he beat the boy to death for urinating on the family's floor.

    The elder Daniels told police he disposed of the body but could not recall exactly where. Several searches by law enforcement agencies have yet to find his remains.

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Months later, grandparents still not convinced Joe Clyde Daniels is dead

    The grandparents of a little boy, reported missing back in April, are telling Fox 17 News they still think he's out there, alive.

    These statements from Belle and "Big Joe" Daniels, despite the fact that their son has long been charged with the murder of Joe Clyde Daniels, who would have been six years old Monday.

    A celebration honoring his birthday took place Sunday afternoon at Montgomery Bell State Park.

    "I miss everything about that baby," explains Belle Daniels. "I miss not having him to hug and kiss and tell him that we love him, and to put him to bed at night and feed him and give him a bath."

    "We do want to give a big thank you to everybody and we appreciate them all for helping try to find him," says Belle Daniels. "We will not ever give up, we'll just keep on searching."

    His grandfather, "Big Joe," says without proof otherwise he maintains hope little Joe is still alive.

    "I won't admit that he's gone until I actually seen him, but if he is gone he's in a place we'll be later," says Big Joe. "He will never be abused again or hurt."

    Others who have looked for Joe tirelessly say all they want is answers for a devastated Dickson community.

    "We're just striving to get some closure, that's it," says Tim Fogle, who has participated in every search for little Joe.

    The gathering at Montgomery Bell, one of several events this weekend in Dickson County honoring little Joe's birthday.

    No word yet on when the next mass search effort will be.

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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Joe Clyde, 4 months later: Searchers ‘exhausted’ known options, 'faith' remains

    Saturday marked four-months since Joe Clyde Daniels was first reported missing, the day many Dickson County residents began to love a 5-year-old boy most never knew.

    Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe has been the community’s leader from the April 4 start of the search for Joe Clyde.

    Now, Bledsoe said the search has been halted until a clue or tip emerges.

    “We’ve exhausted everything we can until this point,” Bledsoe said. “There has to be somewhere where we have information and a point of emphasis so it’s a wise use of our time and resources...that we are validly looking.”

    'He's out there somewhere'

    Throughout the summer, searches have continued with trained first responders, sheriff’s office staff and the involvement of national search organization Texas Equusearch.

    Dave Radar, of Cincinnati, Ohio, heads up the Midwest branch of the nonprofit organization. Radar said throughout the summer his organization, which focuses on finding missing people, covered new and previously-search area, using dogs and drones.

    Radar arrived three days after Joe Clyde disappeared to provide a remote-controlled sonar device search of area ponds.

    Since then, Radar has returned six times to Dickson.

    “We covered a lot of area a little bit more thoroughly than had been done to that point," Radar said. “It’s all come up empty.”

    Radar said TexasEquusearch has a specialized drone for searches but could only be effectively used in the fall, when Bledsoe might try again.

    Radar believes, like many, the key lies with Joe Clyde's parents, Joseph and Krystal Daniels. Joseph is charged with first degree murder, among other charges, and Krystal is charged with aggravated child neglect and criminal responsibility.

    “Was this premeditated? It seems like there was a little more methodical thought process in this," Radar said.

    TBI investigators have said the only consistent statement Joseph Daniels has made is that he beat his son to death. Joseph’s statement about where Joe Clyde's body is located has changed multiple times, investigators say.

    Radar visited Joseph in jail and said the suspect gave him "bits and pieces. And that’s why we expanded the circle the way we did.”

    A witness told investigators she saw Joseph alongside Garners Creek Road early April 4 morning. Radar said, based on that information, search teams have "covered that road extensively.”

    “Everything we can throw at it, we have put along that stretch of road," Radar said. “I think (the parents) may have moved (Joe Clyde’s body) the next day. You really don’t know.”

    “He’s out there somewhere," Radar added. "Unfortunately, (the parents) hold the key to this, I think.”

    MORE: https://www.tennessean.com/story/ne...austed-known-options-faith-remains/932614002/
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  5. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I want to say "wake up & smell the coffee," but it must be very difficult to accept the son you raised is capable of such brutalizing & killing his own innocent child.
  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Baby Joe's mother sends revealing letter to grandparents from behind bars

    It's been six months since 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels disappeared from his family's home in Dickson.

    For the first time, Krystal Daniels has written to her in-laws from behind bars. The 27-year-old mother is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect in connection with the murder of her 5-year-old non-verbal autistic son, Joe Clyde.

    Krystal had not spoken to her in-laws since her arrest but a week-and-a-half ago, she wrote them a letter from the Dickson County Jail.

    "Like I have said before, you are my mom and Papa Joe is like my dad," Krystal wrote to Belle Daniels. "And yes, we may have had our differences and everything but you all are still my family and I love you all."

    "It makes me feel like why did this ever have to happen if she still feels like we're her family?" Belle Daniels told News 2. Belle is Joseph Daniels' stepmother.

    "If I go see her she better tell me where Baby Joe is," Belle Daniels said. "I don't mind helping anybody as long as you're helping me. If Joseph don't know where the baby is, she's got to be the only one that does."

    Six months after he disappeared, Baby Joe is still missing.

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Heat signature drone to be used in search for Baby Joe Clyde Daniels remains

    A group assisting in the search for the body of a missing autistic, non-verbal Middle Tennessee boy says the next month could provide an opportunity to find his remains.

    Since Joseph Daniels' admission, the TBI, Dickson County Sheriff's Office, and search group Texas Equusearch have tried to locate the boy's remains to no avail. Part of the issue has been varying accounts from Joseph Daniels on where he disposed of the body. The other issue has been the terrain in Dickson County.

    Texas Equusearch search leader David Rader has helped in multiple searches for baby Joe's body, deploying everything from ATVs to glider's. But with Fall upon us, a new tool could be key to finding the boy's remains.

    "We are hoping to deploy our NearFlear drone which is another tool in our toolbox," Rader says. Texas Equusearch hasn't been able to use the drone due to the thick canopy covering the ground. As much of the brush starts to thin and foliage drops, Radner says the drone will have a better chance of success.

    "It has a heat signature camera which detects if a part of the ground was dug up or disturbed," Radner says. "Once fall decides to actually get here and clear things up we will be able to deploy it."

    As with previous searches, Radner will wait on the direction of the TBI and DCSO Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe.

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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Letter: Missing autistic child still alive in west Tennessee

    Where is Joe Clyde Daniels? It’s a question that has stumped authorities in Dickson, Tennessee for months. But now investigators are looking into an anonymous letter that claims the boy is alive and well in west Tennessee.

    According to WTVF, the 5-year-old’s grandparents recently received a hand written note claiming the child’s mother, Krystal Daniels, gave the boy away.

    “I believe Krystal got Joe’s clothes, packed them into a bag… and left Joe on the side of the road,” the letter read. The sender then listed several names of people involved but those names have not been released to the public.

    It goes on to say that Daniels is possibly in Jackson, Tennessee.

    The letter- which was turned over to authorities for investigation – contradicts what investigators and the boy’s own parents say happened in early April 2018 when Joe Clyde was reported missing.

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  9. Whatsnext

    Whatsnext Well-Known Member

  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Well that's weird! I didn't know little ol' local news stations did that.
    Thanks for the additional link!
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  11. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Updated: Oct 22, 2018 04:58 PM CDT

    DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe says a letter sent to missing Joe Clyde Daniels’ grandparents last week was written by the boy’s father who is accused of murdering his son.

    The letter was sent to the missing boy’s grandparents last Wednesday and claimed Baby Joe is still alive. Joseph Daniels also indicated he had been talking to his wife, Krystal Daniels, from a state mental health facility where he is being treated.

    Forensic scientists with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation analyzed the letter for DNA.

    (Courtesy: Submitted)

    A copy of the letter has not been released.

    Sheriff Bledsoe previously called the letter a hoax and said it would not change the investigation.

    News 2 spoke to Baby Joe's grandfather who said he has not asked his son about the letter yet.

    He said he still believes there is a possibility that Baby Joe is still alive.

    Investigators said Joseph Daniels admitted to killing his son after initially reporting the five-year-old had run off in April. He and his wife remain jailed in connection with the case.

    Baby Joe’s remains have not been found. Another search is planned for later this fall.

  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    New investigator looks into the case of missing Joe Clyde Daniels

    A new investigator has taken the mysterious case of little Joe Clyde in Dickson County.

    David Marshburn has solved some high-profile cases across the country. He arrived in Dickson County this morning to begin working to Joe Clyde case.

    You may recognize the name Marshburn. He was instrumental in solving the high-profile cases of missing U.S. Army Specialist Kelli Brodeaux in North Carolina and 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez in Kansas. Now, he's turning his attention to Dickson County.

    "I'm here for little Joe Clyde," said Marshburn.

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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Investigator says he's uncovered new leads in Joe Clyde Daniels case

    A private investigator known for helping solve high-profile murders across the country says he's uncovered new leads which could lead to the child's body and his killer.

    David Marshburn arrived in Dickson County with a national reputation for finding people.

    He's not a police officer just a private citizen and he's spent the past four days working the case with one goal in mind.

    "Find Joe Clyde. That's it," said Marshburn.

    He came to Dickson County from his home in North Carolina on Monday.

    Since then he's examined the evidence in the cases against Joseph Daniels, who is charged with killing his son and the mother Krystal who is charged with child neglect.

    He's also talked to a number of people, lawyers, family members and friends.

    "In the mix of that we tend to find out what happened, where it happened. The truth," said Marshburn.

    But what is the truth?

    Marshburn, however, now says he is not convinced the father is the killer.

    "That's what we are trying to figure out," said Marshburn.

    He declined to elaborate, but clearly thinks, based on what he's uncovered, it's possible someone else was involved.

    Proving it may hinge on finding the child's body.

    "I let it come to me. We let God lead where we need to go," said Marshburn.

    For now he says that means learning all he can about Joe Clyde's parents and others close to them, and then creating a profile.

    "I just put myself in the position of the persons of interest and try to figure out what I would do in that situation being them," said Marshburn.

    He knows his style is unorthodox, but tells me his techniques have uncovered several new leads, of which he hopes to explore during the next 48 hours.

    Will he locate Joe Clyde's remains? We'll know soon enough.

    Marshburn along with his colleague Marsha and their two tracking dogs plan to stay through the weekend. In case your wondering, Marshburn was instrumental in helping to solve several other high-profile criminal cases including that of missing U.S. Army Specialist Kelli Bordeaux in North Carolina and 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez earlier this year in Kansas.

  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    $10K reward offered for information in Joe Clyde Daniels case

    A new reward has been offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Joe Clyde Daniels.

    Recently, well-known private investigator David Marshburn took up the case. He spent the past week in Dickson and is now back home in North Carolina.

    Marshburn just announced that he and an associate are now posting a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the whereabouts of Joe Clyde.

    The hope is this does produce some new leads on a search effort that has gone cold.

  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Sheriff: Human remains not a child, rules out Joe Clyde

    The human remains found in Cheatham County are not a child, said the sheriff, ending some speculation among Dickson County citizens that the skeleton might be missing Joe Clyde Daniels.

    “The remains are NOT of a child but an adult,” Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove confirmed again Tuesday morning. Breedlove also told media Monday that the remains were likely an adult.

    Law enforcement is investigating after partial human remains were discovered in Cheatham County on Monday afternoon.

    Breedlove said the partial remains were found on Thompson Road, near the intersection with Beech Hill Road, in Pegram. He said a "dog dragged up some human remains" onto the porch.

    Investigators are "in the process of working the scene and hopefully finding more remains," he said.

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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Joe Clyde: Joseph, Krystal Daniels trial date pushed back to 2020

    The murder trial for Joseph Daniels and wife Krystal Danielswas delayed Friday due to attorneys still waiting for final DNA evidence test results.

    District Attorney Ray Crouch requested a continuance for the trial, which was scheduled to start next month, and the defense attorneys agreed.

    Jury selection is now scheduled to begin Feb. 3, 2020. A trial date has not yet been made public. The jury will be chosen from outside Dickson County.

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  17. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Testing of evidence is key to delay of Joe Clyde Daniels criminal trial

    "So you are saying your client did not kill his son? That's exactly what I'm saying. Do you believe he knows what happened to his son? I don't believe he does," said Jake Lockert, Daniels' attorney.

    If he's innocent, why is Daniels now willing to sit in jail another year awaiting trail?

    "The things you look for in a case like this is does the physical evidence substantiate what he confessed to," said Lockert.

    To that end, he agreed to the delay to complete DNA testing on evidence results he thinks could clear his client. Investigators found blood on Daniels pants and in his truck after his arrest.

    Lockert believes the blood is not from Joe Clyde.
  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Joe Clyde, a year later: Search team, sheriff plan ‘different angle’ seeking remains

    They haven’t given up. Leads are followed. Meetings continue. And new technology has and will continue to be deployed.

    That’s the mindset a search organization director and the Dickson County sheriff have taken toward finding the body of Joe Clyde Daniels even a year after the boy was reported missing. Investigators say his father, Joseph Ray Daniels, murdered his son.

    A candle vigil will be Thursday 7 pm at Friendship Baptist Church in Tennessee City.

    The search started before investigators say Daniels confessed, and afterward, and continues today.

    “I know there are some things going on behind the scenes. The sheriff and TBI is still working the case,” said Dave Rader, the Texas EquuSearch Midwest chapter director. “They are still following up on leads.”

    Rader, who lives in Cincinnati, said EquuSearch is a nonprofit that focuses on finding missing people.

    “There’s a possibility that we are going to use drones with high tech equipment to maybe look at it from a different angle,” Rader said. “Things are still moving forward, it’s just at a slower pace unfortunately.”

    Bledsoe agreed.

    “One thing I would point out to people as we approach the year anniversary...this has not changed our focus of what we are doing. There are still regular meetings. There is still investigative work that is ongoing,” Bledsoe said. “We are still working now within our court system for the day in court to prosecute.”

    Bledsoe declared months ago all the areas they have searched, based on the information available, have been completely exhausted.

    Still, the sheriff concurred with Rader in stating that investigators are “working on some other techniques...and other technology.”

    Neither would elaborate on what the technology or the “different angle” might be.

    Bledsoe thanked those who have helped search in the last year, recognizing there are many Dickson County citizens emotionally invested in reaching “a final resolution on this.”

    “And that’s our goal as well. We haven’t given up,” Bledsoe said.

    Joseph Ray Daniels, 29, is charged with first degree murder in their son’s death. Joe Clyde's mother, Krystal Daniels, is charged with aggravated child neglect.

    Their trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 3, 2020.

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  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Baby Joe's grandparents speak out at vigil for their grandson

    A vigil was held for Baby Joe Saturday night at his family's church in Dickson County. His grandparents attended and spoke out at the service, which was held at Hillview Baptist Church.

    "It's been hard, real hard, knowing it's been this long," said Belle Daniels, Baby Joe's grandma."I thought we'd find him before this long."

    "We wish we knew what happened," said Joe Daniels, Baby Joe's grandpa. "Really we do. We do know he's not here."

    At the vigil, his grandparents, family, and friends lit candles and said a prayer. While Baby Joe's family is thankful for the support, they wish they didn't have to be here in the first place.

    "That's right I wish I wasn't here tonight because of this," said Joe Daniels. "If he was here, he'd be home watching the ball game with me."

    Joseph and Krystal Daniels are set to go on trial next year.

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