The search for a missing child in Dickson County, Tennessee will resume today. Joseph “Joe Clyde” Daniels was reported missing by his parents on Wednesday April 3, 2018. The five-year-old boy has autism and is non-verbal. He was last seen wearing black pajamas with a skeleton on them. Joe Clyde, known as “Baby Joe” to his family, is 4 feet tall and weighs around 65 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND. Here is a timeline of events in the case:
- Joseph “Joe Clyde” Daniels was last seen by his parents.
- 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 doesn’t call police because he thinks the boy looks older and is standing near homes, so the man assumes the boy is not lost.
- 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 their son missing around 6:30 a.m. Deputies respond 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. Watercraft and sonar robots are being used to help look for him.
- Search expands to a 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.
- 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 a three-mile radius.
- Family says they are praying for the best but are “really scared.”