Trained search crews are continuing to look through wooded areas, near creeks, streams, fields and other rural areas for the remains of 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels.
The group will concentrate its search near CCC Road. A child’s blanket was recently found in that area and is currently undergoing forensic testing, according to a representative from Texas EquuSearch. David Rader told News 2’s Maura Sirianni there is no way of knowing if that blanket belonged to Joe Clyde without doing the testing.
Rader says the spots being searched Saturday is “dangerous” because there are wildlife traps in the area.
Joe Clyde was reported missing by his father, Joseph Ray Daniels, on the morning of April 4. At the time, Daniels told a 911 operator his son had left the house while he was asleep.
Daniels and his wife, Krystal Daniels, were arrested days later and charged in connection to Joe Clyde’s murder.
In court Monday, a TBI Agent testified that Daniels admitted to beating his son to death after being woken with the news the young boy peed on the floor.
Joe Clyde’s parents were arraigned Friday after being indicted by a grand jury on additional charges.
Joseph Daniels is charged with premeditated murder, felony murder, aggravated child abuse, filing a false report and tampering with evidence.
Krystal Daniels is charged with criminal responsibility, accessory after the fact, aggravated child abuse and filing a false report.
Prosecutors have now mentioned the possibility of seeking the death penalty against Joseph Daniels but there has been no official filing.