8-year-old California boy missing for 2 weeks; parents arrested for suspected child abuse

Authorities arrested the parents of an 8-year-old boy who has been missing for approximately two weeks on suspicion of child abuse, Corona Police said on Thursday. Investigators are asking for the public's help locating the missing child.

Noah McIntosh, 8, was last seen in the 4600 block of Temescal Canyon Road. Officers contacted Noah’s local family members, but no one can provide Noah’s current location.

According to investigators, around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the 4600 block of Temescal Canyon Road in Corona after Noah's mother expressed concerns over his whereabouts. Officers spoke with Noah’s mother, 36-year-old Jillian Godfrey, and attempted to contact his father at a local apartment. The father, 32-year-old Bryce McIntosh, did not respond to numerous contact attempts by officers, according to a press release. 

On Wednesday morning, the Corona Police Department’s Special Response Team served a search warrant at the father’s residence to locate the missing boy. Authorities said McIntosh was located inside with his 11-year-old daughter; however, officers did not find Noah.

In a press release Thursday, authorities said that McIntosh and Godfrey were arrested on suspicion of child abuse. Corona police said the two were arrested based on evidence recovered during the investigation but did not elaborate.

The Corona Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Noah. If anyone has seen Noah within the past two weeks, please contact the Senior Detective Mario Hernandez at 951-279-3659 or Mario.Hernandez@CoronaCA.gov.