Corona Parents Charged with Child Abuse While Search Continues for Their Missing Son

Mar 15, 2019

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The parents of an 8-year-old Corona boy whose whereabouts are a mystery were both charged today with felony child endangerment.
   Bryce Daniel McIntosh, 32, and Jillian Marie Godfrey, 36, both of Corona, were arrested Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of their son, Noah.
   The pair made a joint initial court appearance this afternoon, during which Riverside County Superior Court Judge OG Magno appointed them a public defender and scheduled their arraignment for April 8 at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
   Both defendants are being held at the Robert Presley Detention Center in downtown Riverside -- McIntosh on $1 million bail, and Godfrey on $500,000 bail.
   Corona police detectives interviewed them Thursday, trying to ascertain what had become of Noah. There was no word on whether any new information was forthcoming.
   ``I have my suspicions, but they're just suspicions. I really don't know,'' Doug Godfrey, the boy's grandfather and Jillian Godfrey's father, told KABC7 Thursday.
   Godfrey went to the police department with his wife, Noah's
grandmother, who tearfully told reporters that she and her husband had ``raised
him since he was born.''
   ``He has a terrible temper,'' Doug Godfrey told KABC7, referring to
McIntosh. ``I think that it got the best of him.''
   According to police spokesman Sgt. Chad Fountain, Noah was last seen
two weeks ago in the 4600 block of Temescal Canyon Road.
   Detectives were prompted to look for the 8-year-old after receiving a
call earlier this week from undisclosed parties seeking help locating him,
Fountain said.
   Investigators first questioned Jillian Godfrey at her residence
Tuesday and then went to McIntosh's unit at the Encanto Apartments in the 4500
block of Temescal Canyon, according to Fountain.
   He said despite ``numerous attempts'' to make contact with McIntosh,
the defendant refused to speak with police.
   On Wednesday morning, officers served a search warrant at the location
and found McIntosh inside the apartment with his 11-year-old daughter,
whose identity was not released.
   There was no sign of Noah, the sergeant said.
   He said based on the initial investigation, detectives determined
there was sufficient evidence to justify arresting the parents for alleged
child abuse.
   A picture of the missing boy can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/CoronaPD/ .
   Anyone with information was asked to call the police department's
detective bureau at (951) 279-3659.