Tennessee man allegedly killed his wife with a hammer on New Year’s Day, buried her in another county

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A man in Nashville allegedly murdered his wife with a hammer in their home on New Year’s Day. Then the man buried her body on a piece of their property in another county, according to Fox News Digital.

Seventy-year-old Joseph Glynn was taken into custody on Saturday after the authorities discovered the body of his 76-year-old wife, Jackie Glynn, buried six feet under ground on a piece of their property in Dekalb County.

There was a Silver Alert issued just a day earlier for Jackie.

Joseph apparently admitted to the police that he had fatally struck his wife with a hammer at their home on New Year’s Day. The following day, he drove her body to Dekalb County and buried her there.

Later, Joseph told his wife’s children that she had left because she was terminally ill, according to WZTV. The children had started to ask questions when Jackie’s medical provider said the claims were not true. However, there were other inconsistencies in Joseph’s statement to the children that made them wonder.

After the authorities issued the Silver Alert for Jackie, they eventually discovered her vehicle around the couple’s property in Dekalb County. The police later found a freshly covered hole on the property.

Jackie was later found in the hole, which was six feet wide and ten feet deep, according to reports. Her body was stuffed inside a plastic vehicle cargo box, which was concealed beneath a pile of roofing shingles.

Joseph apparently had the hole dug on December 16 by a contractor, claiming that he was going to use the hole for burning rubbish. Though the hole was dug two weeks before the alleged incident occurred, it is uncertain if Joseph had planned the attack that far ahead of time.

The weapon used in the attack has not been uncovered. The police have suggested Joseph got rid of the weapon at the Keltonburg Community Center, but it was not revealed how they discovered this information.

The 70-year-old was soon booked into the Davidson County Jail on charges of criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence.

He is currently being held on $1,030,000 bond.

The investigation is still ongoing. It has not been revealed what the motive may have been in the case.

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