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Police: Mother was at home when 5-year-old Joe Clyde was killed

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Krystal Daniels (Credit: TBI) Krystal Daniels (Credit: TBI)
Joe Clyde Daniels, 5, was killed. His body has not been found. (Source: TBI) Joe Clyde Daniels, 5, was killed. His body has not been found. (Source: TBI)
Police released the affidavit for Krystal Daniels' arrest. (WSMV) Police released the affidavit for Krystal Daniels' arrest. (WSMV)
DICKSON, TN (WSMV) -

Krystal Daniels, the mother of Joe Clyde Daniels, is now charged with one count of aggravated child neglect or endangerment, according to the TBI.

The 27-year-old mother was booked into the Dickson County Jail on Monday and is being held on $1 million bond.

Joe Clyde Daniels was the subject of an endangered child alert issued last week that led to an extensive search by the community and law enforcement agencies. The 5-year-old was autistic and nonverbal.

According to police, Krystal Daniels admitted to being present at the family's home on April 4 "when Joseph Ray Daniels intentionally caused the death of their son."

Investigators claim Krystal Daniels did not report the abuse and homicide of her son despite having multiple opportunities to do so. She also allegedly knew that her husband had disposed of the boy's body.

The mother is accused of taking "active steps" to "obfuscate" the abuse and homicide of Joe Clyde.

Joseph Daniels admitted to killing his son during questioning with law enforcement on Friday, according to court documents. He is charged with criminal homicide and was arrested Saturday morning. He is also being held on $1 million bond.

Krystal and Joseph Daniels are both scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

Crews are still continuing to search for Joe Clyde's body in the area. Officials say neither parent has revealed where the body might be located.


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