TBI: Father of missing Tennessee boy killed him, hid body

A heartbreaking end to the search for the missing Tennessee boy.

Multiple law enforcement agencies had been searching for Joe Clyde Daniels for three days.

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At one point officials were using helicopters in hopes to bring him out of hiding.

On Saturday the TBI held a news conference where they released Joseph Ray Daniels had been arrested for killing his son.

Officials said he killed him and hid the body several days ago.

In an official statement, the TBI said the following:

"Joe Clyde Daniels was reported missing by his parents the morning of Wednesday, April 4th. At the request of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, the TBI issued an Endangered Child Alert, and law enforcement agencies, search and rescue organizations, and citizen volunteers began an exhaustive search in the area of his residence. On April 6th, at the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Agents opened an investigation into criminal conduct. During the course of the investigation, and after a three-day search, it was determined that the child’s father, Joseph Daniels, intentionally killed his son sometime during the night of April 3-4, in their residence and then hid his son’s body."

Daniels is currently being held on $1 million bond, and is charged with criminal homicide.