Heartbreaking Update In Case Of Missing 8-Year-Old Noah McIntosh: Both Parents In Custody, One Charged With Murder

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March 28, 2019

After searching for the missing eight-year-old for over two weeks, investigators have learned enough to change the status of the case to murder. The boy who disappeared from his father's custody on March 12th has not been seen or heard from since.

His 11-year-old sister, who was also in their father's care, was found safe, but unfortunately, Noah was never seen again.

Although Police are not divulging any details about the evidence gathered in the case, they have made it pretty clear in their statement that they have enough information to change the status of the investigation.

“It is with a heavy heart that the Corona Police Department must let our community know the missing child investigation regarding Noah McIntosh has been escalated to a homicide case.

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‘Our department has presented a case to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office against Bryce McIntosh for the murder of Noah McIntosh.

“Jillian Godfrey remains in custody on child abuse charges, and her bail remains $500,000.

“We would like to assure our community members our department has put all our efforts into locating Noah McIntosh while gathering the facts regarding his disappearance.

“Our search for Noah continues.”

Corona California Police Department has issued an update in the case of missing eight-year-old Noah McIntosh.

The little boy has been missing since March 12th when his mother, Jillian Godfrey was unable to locate her son at his home with father, Bryce McIntosh.

The report triggered an investigation that led to both parents being arrested on suspicion of child abuse, but the boy remained missing.

At the time, we reported on the timeline of events leading up to today’s development.

After obtaining a search warrant, Police S.W.A.T. officers entered McIntosh’s home but did not find the boy. Only McIntosh and his 11-year-old daughter were present.

During the course of their search, officers were able to gather enough information to arrest both McIntosh, 32, and Godfrey, 36.

According to Corona Officer, Tobias Kouroubacalis, "Information was … presented to us that led us to believe the child abuse was occurring to Noah over a certain time period. I don’t know what that time period is.

“So the detectives believe that they had probable cause to arrest both parents for child abuse.”

Officer Kouroubacalis did not give any details about what evidence they obtained that implicates the mother and father of little Noah.

Both parents were booked on suspicion of 'felony willful harm to a child.' The District Attorney for Riverside County, at that time, had not decided if formal charges would be filed.

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In the meantime, bail was set at $1,000,000 for McIntosh and $500,000 for Godfrey. The two remained in custody ever since.

Then came today’s heartbreaking announcement from the Corona Police that shed new but very sad light on what likely happened to Noah.

Corona police Chief George Johnstone said at a news conference, “The search for Noah has escalated from a missing child investigation to a homicide case, and has presented a case against Bryce McIntosh to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office for the murder of Noah.”

Johnstone gave just enough detail to assure citizens that the authorities have come to the right conclusion.

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“We did collect trace evidence that leaves no doubt that Noah is indeed the victim of a homicide.” and that the father, Bryce McIntosh is implicated in that homicide.

And without saying it in so many words, it is clear that the investigators believe Noah is deceased. No details of how, when, why or by whom Noah was killed, but they vow that the investigation will continue until all the questions are answered.

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“The Corona Police Department will continue to investigate the disappearance of Noah McIntosh and will remain steadfast until Noah is located.”

“It truly tears at our hearts to see this type of case,” Johnstone said.

“The Corona Police Department will continue to investigate the disappearance of Noah McIntosh and will remain steadfast until Noah is located.”

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Please continue praying for little Noah - and his older sister who is going through a horrific time of her own.

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