Overview of Noah Mcintosh
Noah McIntosh was last seen at his family's apartment complex in Corona, California, where he lived with his father, Bryce Daniel McIntosh, and his eleven-year-old sister. Noah's disappearance in early March is believed to have taken place on the 6th, and he has never been heard from again.
On March 12, his mother, Jillian Marie Godfrey, requested a welfare check from the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), stating she hadn't seen her son since dropping him off with Bryce on March 4. Bryce informed Jillian on March 8 that Noah had been missing for two days but assured her he would "handle it."
Police executed a search warrant at Bryce's home on March 13 and found Noah's sister, who confirmed she was aware of his disappearance. The authorities seized Bryce's electronic devices and discovered incriminating evidence, such as handcuffs, zip ties, and stained towels. As a result, both parents were charged with felony child cruelty.
Jillian later admitted to lying about the date she last saw Noah, changing it to March 2. She told police she heard Noah asking his father why he was hurting him before leaving the apartment without seeing him again. Further investigation into Bryce's electronic devices revealed disturbing searches and purchases, including muriatic acid and a 32-gallon trash can.
At two locations connected to Bryce, investigators found human blood, gloves, towels, and other items suggesting Noah's murder. Bryce was charged with first-degree murder on March 28, with authorities stating they had evidence that left "no doubt" Noah was a homicide victim. They urged anyone who had seen Bryce's vehicle, a black BMW 330i, on March 4 or 5 to contact them.
As far back as 2013, the DPSS had received reports of abuse concerning Noah, but most were closed as "unfounded" or "inconclusive." Despite some allegations being substantiated, Noah was never removed from his parents' custody. The abuse Noah endured often related to severe punishment for toileting issues caused by his bladder defect.
In October 2019, a claim was filed against Riverside County on behalf of Noah's sister and his estate, alleging that the DPSS mishandled the case. Jillian pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment in December 2019, while Bryce awaits trial for murder. If convicted, he could face life in prison without parole or the death penalty due to the suspected torture involved in Noah's murder.
Although Noah's body has not been found, foul play is strongly suspected in his case given the circumstances.