CORONA, Calif. – The father of of missing 8-year-old Noah McIntosh has been charged by the Riverside District Attorney’s for first-degree murder.
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Corona Police Department and the Riverside District Attorney’s office announced the new charges. Noah McIntosh was found to be missing after his 36-year-old mother, Jillian Godfrey called the police at 7:33 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, for a well check on the child. She told police that she had not seen Noah for around 2 weeks. Police responded to her home in the 4600 block of Temescal Canyon Road to collect information.
Immediately, the police attempted to contact Noah’s father, 32-year-old Bryce McIntosh. After numerous attempts, a search warrant was issued and executed on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Bryce McIntosh and Noah’s 11-year-old sister were both inside the home. When the home was searched, authorities said that there was sufficient evidence to arrest both parents for child abuse.
The evidence also led investigators to Temescal Valley, Aguanga, and Murrieta.where additional “trace evidence” was located. Corona Police officials said that the trace evidence leaves them with no doubt that Noah is the victim of homicide. They also collected significant evidence that Bryce McIntosh is the person who took the life of his young son. Bryce also, according to authorities had not been forthcoming with information.
Police say that they will continue their search for the recovery of Noah. They are also thanking the community for tips and the blue ribbons, showing support. They have followed and will continue to follow all leads. The public is still encouraged to report any suspicious activity involving the suspect or suspect vehicle during the period of February 20, 2019 to March 12, 2019. The suspect vehicle is a black BMW 330I with California License plate #5MKE807.
Authorities said that they did not have the criminal history for Noah’s father readily available and his mother is not believed to have a criminal history. There is information stating that one of Noah’s grandfather’s had call Children and Family Services at some point, authorities are not able to confirm. Police say they are aware of a motive, which they are unable to share at this time.
Bryce has been charged with 1st-degree murder, which is punishable by life without the possibility of parole or the death penalty, District Attorney Mike Hestrin said. Officials said that they now are just searching for Noah’s body and for justice for Noah. Bryce McIntosh will be arraigned on the homicide charges on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Anyone who saw or have video of Noah, either of his parents, or the suspect vehicle during this period of time should contact Sr. Detective Mario Hernandez 951-279-2650.
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