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Joe Clyde Daniels case: Hacksaw found during evidence search not related to case

Posted at 5:58 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 23:11:45-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Authorities have found potential evidence in the search for Joe Clyde Daniels, but after further investigation determined it was not connected.

There was another search this past week for the remains of Joe Clyde, who disappeared a year ago in April.

His body has never been found but investigators have found an old, beaten duffle bag containing a hacksaw and blade. This item was found by a search crew led by David Marshburn in Dickson County.

It was within the radius of where authorities believe Joe Clyde's remains might be hidden.

Sheriff's deputies were notified and came to collect the bag.

Late today Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe told Newschannel 5 that after close examination it was determined the bag and hacksaw had been found earlier and detectives decided it was not related to the case. And therefore will not be tested for DNA.

NewsChannel 5 learned late Monday that the Sheriff's department is checking to see if the bag containing the hacksaw had been found before, but left in the area.

Right now, in the absence of any remains investigators will consider all possibilities.

Joe Clyde's father, Joseph Daniels has been charged with homicide, while his mother, Krystal, is charged with aggravated child neglect.