A gathering will be held this weekend in Dickson County for Joe Clyde Daniels.
Members of the Dickson community have organized a celebration of life on Saturday to commemorate his birthday. Joe Clyde would have turned 6 on July 30.
It will be at Hillview Baptist Church from 2 to 7 p.m. with a balloon release scheduled for 6:15 p.m.
Joe Clyde is believed to have been murdered and his parents are accused in the crime. His body has yet to be recovered.
Police say Joe Clyde’s father, Joseph Daniels, has confessed to beating Joe Clyde but won’t tell investigators where he left his body.
Police from across the state, as well as volunteers, have spent countless hours searching rural parts of Dickson County for Joe Clyde.
Both parents are expected to stand trial separately next March.
Joseph Daniels is charged with murder and could face the death penalty.
According to an affidavit, Krystal Daniels admitted to police she was present when Joe Clyde was killed by his father.
She reportedly failed to report the abuse, which resulted in Joe Clyde’s death and knew his father disposed of his body, according to police.
It was alleged during the course of the investigation that Joseph Daniels intentionally beat his son to death at the family’s home before hiding his body.