A 70-year-old Nashville man is now facing charges and being held on a $1 million bond after allegedly murdering his wife on New Year’s Day. According to Fox 35 Orlando, the man was arrested on Saturday, January 6.
More Details Regarding The Nashville Man & His Charges
The outlet reports that seventy-year-old Joseph Glynn was booked into Davidson County Jail following his arrest. He has reportedly been charged with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, and evidence tampering.
Glynn is also being held on $1,030,000 bond.
More Information Regarding The Alleged Murder
According to Fox 35 Orlando, Glynn admitted to smashing his 76-year-old wife, Jackie, in the head with the hammer. The incident allegedly took place at their home. Then, on January 2, he reportedly drove her body to a property they shared in Smithville to bury her.
WWNY-TV reports that Glynn had a hole dug on the property two weeks before his wife’s murder.
DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray reportedly explained that Glynn told a contractor he needed the whole for a burn pit. According to WWNY-TV, the pit was 6 feet wide, 10 feet long, and 6 feet deep.
Glynn allegedly led Jackie’s children to believe that she left their home because she was terminally ill.
However, the children questioned Glynn’s account and contacted their mother’s doctor to learn that the information was false.
More Details Regarding The Search & Discovery Of Jackie Glynn
A silver alert was issued to inform the public that Jackie Glyyn was missing. To note, a silver alert is “activated when an elderly, developmentally, or cognitively-impaired person has gone missing and is determined to be at-risk,” per California Highway Patrol.
#TNSilverAlert: We need your help to find Jackie Glynn, who is missing from Nashville.
The 76-year-old is 4’10”, 130 lbs., with red hair and hazel eyes, last seen 1/1 in the area of Abbott Martin Road.
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) January 5, 2024
However, on Saturday, January 6, Jackie Glynn’s body was found “deep down” inside the hole. According to authorities, her body was placed in a plastic vehicle cargo box, which was found underneath roofing shingles covered by dirt.
UPDATE: Some difficult news to share. Jackie Glynn, the subject of a #TNSilverAlert issued last evening, has been found deceased in Smithville.
Our thoughts are with those who knew and loved her. pic.twitter.com/8djWQ9G54Y
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) January 6, 2024
Glynn allegedly disposed of the murder weapon and admitted that he sold his wife’s belongings after her death. Furthermore, police allege that the man also attempted to sell the Smithville after he buried his wife.
According to WWNY-TV, investigators are working with Jackie Glynn’s children to determine additional information surrounding her murder.
70 Joseph Glynn has been charged for murdering his wife, Jackie Glynn. Initially the TBI issued a #TNSilverAlert but police say Joseph admitted to hitting her on the head with a hammer killing her on Jan 1st. They say he drove her to their DeKalb County property & buried her. pic.twitter.com/pzWo3QJtHR
— Aaron Cantrell (@AaronTheNewsGuy) January 6, 2024