Baby Joe Clyde Daniels disappeared one year ago Thursday in Dickson County.
His father, Joseph Daniels, allegedly confessed to killing his son but then recanted. Both Baby Joe’s parents are in jail, awaiting trial next year.
There may be some people who assume the search for Baby Joe is stagnant with no sign of hope.
But the people who are most involved want the public to know they have not forgotten.
There are no new ground searches planned, but investigators are still looking for Baby Joe.
The nonprofit search group from Texas, EquuSearch, has been part of the search for months, my soon deploy an “infra-red near-flir” drone. It’s a $30,000 piece of equipment, which can scan an area and identify if the ground has been dug up or disturbed n any way.
And the sooner they use it the better, says David Rader from EquuSearch.
“Our window of opportunity to use the drone is closing on us because of the canopy and the budding of the trees, so we’re hoping to secure that, and again, it’s just another piece of technology we’re trying to locate little Baby Joe.”
Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe says, “Each piece that we get and next move that we’re plotting with search, and the drone, has given us hope, but I wouldn’t be able to comment specifically on where we think that’s going to lead at this point.”
It’s possible they could get the drone up in the next week.
Several events, including 2 vigils are planned in Dickson Thursday. New 2 will be in Dickson to report on the search for little Joe Clyde Daniels, the investigation, and the impact on the community all day Thursday.