TIMELINE: Search for Joe Clyde Daniels

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DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Joseph “Joe Clyde” Daniels was reported missing by his parents on Wednesday April 4, 2018. 

April 3:

Joseph “Joe Clyde” Daniels was last seen by his parents. 

April 4:

Around 1 a.m. a witness driving down the road sees a boy matching the description of Joe Clyde on the side of the road.  He didn’t call police because he thinks the boy looks older and is standing near homes, so the man assumes the boy is not lose. 

The five-year-old boy’s parents discover he is missing around 5:30 a.m. They search their home and property. 

Parents call 911 to report son missing around 6:30 a.m. Deputies respond about 11 minutes later. 

A footprint is found during search for Joe Clyde. K-9s also tracked the boy’s scent to a pond. The pond was drained, but nothing was found. Water crafts and sonar robots are being used to help look for him. 

April 5: 

 Search expands to one mile radius. Hundreds of volunteers show up to help look for the boy. 

 Late Thursday night into Friday morning K-9s hit on his scent before it goes cold. 

April 6: 

More footprints found. 

Sheriff says in news conference he believes Joe Clyde is still alive, adding K-9s have hit on more scents overnight. 

Search expands to three mile radius. 

Joe Clyde’s father speaks to News 2 via phone. He said he’s afraid his son is lonely, tired, scared and confused. 

Family said they are praying for the best but are “really scared.” 

April 7:

Joe Clyde’s father Joseph Ray Daniels is charged with criminal homicide in the death of his son. The TBI believes he intentionally killed his son and hid his body. 

April 9: 

Joe Clyde’s mother, Krystal Daniels, is charged with aggravated child abuse. The little boy’s body still has not been found. 

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