NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The search for a missing Nashville woman has ended in tragedy as her lifeless body was discovered in DeKalb County on Friday. Jackie Glynn, 76, had been reported missing earlier in the week, prompting a Silver Alert. Investigation into her disappearance led the Metro Nashville Police Department to conclude that Glynn’s husband, Joseph Glynn, 70, was responsible for her death.
According to law enforcement, Joseph Glynn confessed to fatally striking his wife with a hammer on New Year’s Day inside their Nashville residence before transporting her remains to their property in DeKalb County, where she was buried. Authorities found Jackie Glynn’s body buried in a hole on the couple’s property, concealed inside a plastic vehicle cargo box and covered with roofing shingles and dirt. Joseph Glynn disposed of the murder weapon by throwing it into the Keltonburg Community Center.
The arrest of Joseph Glynn came after he attempted to list the DeKalb County property for sale a mere three days following his wife’s murder. Glynn had informed his wife’s children that she had decided to leave him due to a terminal illness, an assertion later debunked by her medical provider. Glynn’s inconsistent statements raised suspicions among the family and law enforcement officials.
Joseph Glynn has been charged with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, and evidence tampering. He remains in custody on a bond set at $1,030,000. The investigation is ongoing as police work with the victim’s children to determine the full circumstances surrounding this tragedy.