A 5-year-old boy with autism who was accounted for missing in Tennessee not long ago is accepted to be dead, and his dad will now be taken to jail for “deliberately” killing him, authorities said Saturday.
Joseph Ray Daniels, 29, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with one check of criminal murder, after authorities determined he had deliberately killed his child, Joseph “Joe Clyde” Daniels, at some point on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, as indicated by Jason Locke, representative executive at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.
The father has been reserved in Dickson County Jail on $1 million bond, Locke said.
Joe Clyde Daniels, who had autism and was nonverbal, was accounted for missing by his folks to the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning, and authorities started a three-day “thorough hunt” for the young man, with the expectation of finding the kid and bringing him home securely, as indicated by Locke.
The TBI, which had issued an imperiled tyke alarm for Joe Clyde, opened an examination concerning criminal lead on Friday. Presently, Locke stated, authorities are scanning for the boy’s remaining parts in and around the family’s living arrangement in Dickson County.
“Shockingly, it is with extraordinary bitterness that I need to advise you of an unforeseen development,” Locke said at a public interview Saturday morning.
“Over the span of the examination, it was determined the tyke’s dad Joseph Daniels purposefully killed his child in his habitation and afterward concealed his body.”
Despite the fact that the kid’s dad is the main individual who has been arrested for the situation up until this point, Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said the examination is progressing and “nothing is off the table.”
“We don’t know where the following turn will be or where the confirmation will lead us,” Bledsoe told journalists at the question and answer session Saturday.
Though this news is profoundly disappointing, we are grateful for the volunteers who gave time and resources this week to help search for Joe Clyde. That work will continue by law enforcement today, so we might provide a small degree of closure for his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/i8OmU0gte9
— TBI (@TBInvestigation) April 7, 2018
Bledsoe and Locke portrayed the news as “decimating” and “significantly disillusioning,” however they expressed gratitude toward the volunteers and individuals from the group who helped search for Joe Clyde.
“It’s simply been an overwhelming end to this,” the sheriff said. “Many individuals have emptied their complete self into this.”