Husband accused of murdering wife with hammer, burying her body on their property

SMITHVILLE, TN – A missing person’s search in Tennessee ended tragically when 76-year-old Jackie Glynn was found deceased. Her husband, Joseph Glynn, 70, is now facing charges for allegedly taking her life.

The day Tennessee authorities issued a Silver Alert for Jackie Glynn, her body was discovered on property she shared with her husband in Smithville, a rural community approximately 60 miles southeast of Nashville.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, their investigation pointed to Joseph Glynn as responsible for Jackie’s demise. Investigators claim that he confessed to striking her on the head with a hammer on New Year’s Day, subsequently transporting her lifeless body to Smithville for burial.

Police arrested Joseph Glynn on Saturday and charged him with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, and evidence tampering. His bail is set at $1,030,000.

Jarring details emerged, suggesting premeditated murder. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office mentioned that the suspect had arranged for the excavation of a burial hole weeks before his wife’s murder under the pretext of it serving as a burn pit. The cavity, containing Jackie’s body stowed in a plastic vehicle cargo box, had been lined with roofing shingles before burial.

The alleged murder weapon was discarded at a local community center, and several of the deceased’s possessions were reportedly disposed of by her husband too. He even contacted a real estate agent a few days after the crime in an attempt to sell their Smithville property.

Joseph Glynn allegedly informed his wife’s children that she wanted to leave him due to terminal illness- a claim later refuted by her attending doctor. His inconsistent explanations to the family aroused suspicion and are currently under police scrutiny.