Weeks after 8-year-old Noah McIntosh disappeared, his father has been charged with first-degree murder, police announced Friday. Authorities are still searching for the boy’s body.
On March 12 police in Corona, California, responded to a welfare check on Noah after his mother, Jillian Godfrey, contacted the department saying she was concerned about his whereabouts, police said. Godfrey said she hadn’t been able to reach her son for almost two weeks. In court filings, police said McIntosh bought gloves, acid, drain opener and a trash can on March 4. He also searched on his cellphone for “normal heart rate for 8 year old” and information about sodium hydroxide, which is corrosive and can dissolve flesh, police said. If convicted, Bryce McIntosh could face life without the possibility of parole and would be eligible for the death penalty.