Corona Police Department

UPDATE: Corona Parents Arrested in Connection to Their Missing 8-year-old Son

March 15, 2019 - 5:11 pm
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A Corona couple arrested in connection to the disappearance of their 8-year-old son appeared in court for the first time today.

The two sat far apart in the courtroom Friday. The mother partially covered her face with documents while staring at the ground and crying. The father had a very stoic demeanor. They both face willful child cruelty charges following the disappearance of their son Noah McIntosh. 

Police continue to look for the missing McIntosh. 

John Hall with the DA’s office says the investigation is far from over so things could change at the next hearing.

"As with any case if we get further evidence or further information that we can review we can amend the complaint at any time and add charges," Hall says. 

Authorities say the couple’s son was missing for two weeks before police were notified. Bail was set at $1 million for the father and $500,000 for the mother.

Investigators say one of the most disturbing things about the disappearance of Noah McIntosh is his parents didn’t tell anyone for several days.

Corona Police officer Tobias Kouroubacalis says when the boy’s mother finally called the police, they tried to contact his father who kept dodging them so they served a search warrant and ultimately took both parents into custody on suspicion of child abuse.

The boy’s grandmother made a brief but emotional statement outside police headquarters.

Noah McIntosh was last seen in the 4600 block of Temescal Canyon Road approximately two weeks ago, according to the police department press release.

On March 12, officers responded to the location regarding Noah. They spoke to his mother and attempted to contact the father. The father, 32-year-old Bryce McIntosh, did not respond to numerous contact attempts by officers. 

The next day, police served a search warrant at Bryce’s residence to locate the missing boy. The father and his 11-year-old daughter were inside but Noah was not.

Detectives arrested Bryce for suspected child abuse related to this investigation, according to the press release.

The police said in the press release that officers contacted Noah’s local family members, but no one can provide Noah’s current location. 

If anyone has seen Noah within the previous two weeks, please contact the Senior Detective Mario Hernandez at 951-279-3659 or [email protected]

-KNX 1070