Hundreds Gather To Search For Body Of Joe Clyde Daniels

Posted at 3:46 PM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 19:57:47-04

The search continued in an effort to find the body of a five-year-old boy who was killed in Dickson County.

About 500 volunteers came to Dickson County High School at 7 a.m. Saturday to help in the search to locate the body of Joe Clyde Daniels.

The volunteers were asked to be in good physical shape because of the rough terrain they would be searching through.

Crews began searching at 8 a.m. Volunteers started scouring the area within arms length of each other to make sure they searched as thoroughly as possible.

They navigated hills, fences, brush, streams, and areas of mud to maximize the search effort. Some areas were even covered in thick shrubs.

Law enforcement officials believe that the weather played a role in the amazing volunteer turnout Saturday morning.

Volunteers came from across the region.

"Every time you turn over a leaf or dig through the soft ground, you just think in the back of your mind is this going to be it? Is this going to be the little boy? And it's heartbreaking," said Kimberly Rew, of Woodlawn.

There was one strict rule volunteers were required to follow. They were not allowed to take cameras or cell phones. Taking pictures or video was forbidden since the search was part of a criminal investigation.