California Dad Accused of Torturing and Killing His Missing 8-Year-Old Son

A California man whose 8-year-old son went missing earlier this month is now accused of killing him, prosecutors said Thursday. Bryce McIntosh, 32, was already facing child abuse charges over evidence found at his apartment, but investigators in the southern California city of Corona reportedly later found evidence that 8-year-old Noah McIntosh was killed. McIntosh is now facing a charge of first-degree murder with “the special circumstance of torture in the death” of his son. Police are reportedly still searching for Noah after his mother, Jillian Godfrey, reported on March 12 that she could not get in contact with him. Both McIntosh and Godfrey were charged with child abuse after a subsequent search of the father’s apartment. “There is no more trust a child should have than in their parents,” Police Chief George Johnstone told reporters. “It truly is saddening. And it truly tears at our hearts to see this type of case.”