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Joe Clyde Daniels case: Child’s boot recovered from river could be potential evidence

Posted at 6:08 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 20:32:00-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — It’s been one year since Joe Clyde Daniels disappeared in Dickson County and now, new potential evidence has been discovered in the case.

A small child's boot was found by a citizen along the bank of a river a few miles down from Daniels' home in Dickson County. It’s now in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s case file.

Joe Clyde’s grandfather confirmed the boy only wore cowboy boots. However, it’s unclear if this boot -- a child's work boot -- belonged to him.

His father, Joseph, has been charged with homicide in the case, while his mother, Krystal, is charged with neglect.

It's important to note that investigators are considering every piece of evidence in the case. The boy is presumed dead, but his body has never been found.

With no body, other physical evidence is crucial to the criminal case. Authorities continue to ask anyone who sees anything suspicious or of potential interest in the case to report it.

Both Joseph and Krystal Daniels are set to go to trial in February 2020.