Tragic update on missing 5-year-old autistic boy. Dad is arrested after a gruesome confession
Having children is a great responsibility because they count on their parents to keep them well and safe. But, unfortunately, that doesn't always happen.
Recently, on April 4, 2018, a young boy named Joseph 'Joe Clyde' Daniels, from Dickinson, Tennessee, was reported missing by his family. They claimed that he just disappeared from his home.
The police started investigating the case and followed every tip and lead possible to make sure that they were able to bring the 5-year-old back safe and sound, as reported by Faith Family America.
They were fairly positive that Joe Clyde was alive considering the fresh set of footprints that they discovered near his home. Search parties were organized and hundreds of volunteers offered their assistance.
But, following a more in-depth investigation, the boy's father, Joseph Ray Daniels, was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his son. But he hasn't just been charged with kidnapping.
According to the source, the 29-year-old man is believed by the authorities to have murdered Joe Clyde and hidden his body for several days, which his yet to be found.
What led the police to this conclusion hasn't been revealed yet, but the father is currently in custody. CNN claimed that he admitted to killing the 5-year-old but, so far, the reason behind the murder is unknown.
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— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) April 7, 2018
As reported by Faith Family America, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the state's lead law enforcement agency, informed that, following the news of Joe Clyde's death, the investigation would be continued by the proper authorities.
This was their way of letting people know that their efforts regarding the search were deeply appreciated.
But, although they have a confession, they still need to find the boy's body and are not ready to rule out any possibilities, including the existence of other suspects.