LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - The Corona father accused of killing his son pleaded not guilty for the murder of his 8-year-old Noah McIntosh, whose body has not been found.
Bryce McIntosh, 32, entered his not guilty plea at his arraignment Wednesday morning in a Riverside County courthouse.
McIntosh was charged on March 28 with first-degree murder and a special circumstance murder of torture in the death of his son, Noah. If convicted on all charges, McIntosh would be eligible for the death penalty.
Authorities began searching for Noah on March 12, after Noah's mother expressed concerns over his whereabouts. Officers unsuccessfully attempted to contact McIntosh at their apartment, located in the 4000 block of Temescal Canyon Road. The next morning, officers served a search warrant at the residence in an attempt to locate the missing boy. Authorities said McIntosh was located inside with his 11-year-old daughter; however, officers did not find Noah.
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Officers contacted Noah’s local family members, but no one could provide Noah’s current location.
Court documents released on Friday revealed the disturbing details that led to McIntosh's arrest. Including abuse allegations against McIntosh from both Noah's mother and sister.
"The abuse involved Noah being in the bathtub, cold water and Noah being handcuffed. [Noah's sister] described helping her daddy at times by holding Noah's legs down," the documents stated.
The documents further stated that McIntosh purchased four gallons of muriatic acid, 24" bolt cutters, a 32-gallon trash can, two pairs of long cuffed gloves and a 128 oz bottle of drain opener, prior to Noah's disappearance. Detectives later located a trash can that matched the one McIntosh purchased at a location off of Wilson Valley Road, north of Highway 371, where they also discovered a paper with "Noah M" written on it, numerous purple latex gloves, a plastic bag with residue consistent with blood, parts to a Ninja blender, empty bottles of drain cleaner, empty cans of oven cleaner, blankets, yellow towels, and one blue long cuffed glove, according to the documents.
Authorities also said that when searching McIntosh's home, an owner's manual for a Ninja blender was located; however, no Ninja blender was located inside the residence.
During a search of McIntosh's electronic devices, authorities discovered alarming internet searches, including, "normal heart rate for 8-year-old," "normal heart rate for 8-year-old when they are running," "what kind of plastic can stand, uriatic [sic] acid," among other things.
McIntosh's next court date is April 16 at the Hall of Justice in Riverside. He is being held on no bail.