Mother's alleged role revealed in the tragic death of a 5-year-old autistic boy

Apr 12, 2018
12:00 A.M.
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There is a reason why the mother was not allowed to have her two other children’s custody.


People have wondered why the two remaining siblings of the recently-deceased autistic boy were given to their other relatives instead of their biological mother.

After a thorough investigation, the reason behind it was disclosed to the public.

Faith Family America shared that on April 4, 2018, a nonverbal autistic 5-year-old boy named Joe Clyde Daniel’s was reported missing in Dickson, Tennessee.

Many volunteers around the area responded to help search for the boy from abandoned buildings, to the woods, including the waterways.


A few days later, Joe’s father, Joseph Ray Daniels, surrendered himself and admitted to the cops that he had beaten his own son using his fists until he was no longer breathing.

He also confessed to having driven the body to a remote place where he dumped it.

While talking to the investigators, he also admitted that he wanted to kill his son as he was beating him.

Until now, Joe’s body is yet to be discovered. His father was charged and arrested.

Joseph has two other children, a three-year-old and an eight-year-old. Both of them have been taken away from the home and are living with relatives.


After learning about it, people have been wondering why their mother was not permitted to have her own kids’ custody.

Investigators recently shared that Krystal Nicole Daniels, Joe’s mother, was fully aware and had witnessed the brutal things her husband did to her son.

According to the Tennessean, she also had knowledge that her husband made efforts to hide her autistic son’s body.

Reports claimed that she had hidden that information from the authorities. Like her husband, she is being held on a $1 million bond. She was charged with one count of aggravated child neglect or endangerment.