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Evidence removed from apartment where missing Corona boy lived

 

Last updated 3/19/2019 at 10:06am



CORONA - Evidence was removed from the Corona apartment where a missing 8-year-old boy lived, but police did not give an indication this morning what the item was before it was loaded onto a police truck.

The item, taken from the apartment Monday night in the 4500 block of Temescal Canyon Road, was described as large and apparently heavy, wrapped in a blue tarp, NBC4 said.

Police also called in a plumber with camera equipment, but did not disclose the reason or what they searched for, ABC7 reported. An update on the case was expected Tuesday, March 19.

Noah McIntosh was last seen just over two weeks ago in the 4600 block of Temescal Canyon Road, according to Corona police Sgt. Chad Fountain.

His parents, Bryce Daniel McIntosh, 32, and Jillian Marie Godfrey, 36, both of Corona, were arrested Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of their son and both were charged Friday with felony child endangerment.

The pair made a joint initial court appearance Friday 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 ABC7 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 said, referring to McIntosh. "I think that it got the best of him.''

Detectives were prompted to look for the 8-year-old after receiving a call last 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 about this case or Noah's whereabouts was asked to call Senior Detective Mario Hernandez at (951) 279-3659 or email him at [email protected]

 

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