What Do You Think Investigators Should Be Doing to Find Sky Metalwala?

Solomon Metalwala, the missing toddler's father, appeared with his lawyer before TV cameras Wednesday afternoon to issue a renewed plea for associates of the boy's mother to come forward with information.

Solomon Metalwala appeared with his lawyer Clay Terry at a news conference Wednesday afternoon to issue a renewed plea for anyone with information about his missing son Sky Metalwala to come forward.

It's been more than 10 months since the Redmond 2-year-old was reported missing in Bellevue by his mother, Julia Biryukova on Nov. 6, 2011. Biryukova told police Sky went missing from her car in Bellevue after she ran out of gas; although investigators found many problems with her story, she has not been named a suspect in the case.

What do you think investigators should be doing to find Sky Metalwala? Tell us in the comments section.

Terry said during the Wednesday news conference, which was aired live on KIRO's website, that he and Solomon Metalwala are asking friends and family of Biryukova—Metalwala's ex-wife—to help them in their search for Sky by offering more information about the last time they saw the toddler prior to his disappearance.

Specifically, Terry said they believe Biryukova's mother, brother and two of her close friends have not been as cooperative as they should be in the case.

“We’re asking that they come forward and tell us what they know," Terry said. "They are essentially the only people Julia ever really had any contact with.”

Metalwala said he continues to believe investigators are handling the case appropriately and that he will eventually find his son.

"That day will come—we have complete faith in this police department,” he said. The case has primarily been handled by Bellevue Police, but Terry said Wednesday that both Redmond and Kirkland PD have also been offerring assistance.

During the news conference, Metalwala and Terry said they have been receiving updated information in the case from police officials but declined to give any details.

For our archive of coverage on the Sky Metalwala case, click here.

Felecia Eby October 07, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I couldn't agree more. The hole Casey Anthony fiasco should have taught law enforcement something. Since when can people just "decline" to cooperate with a police investigation??? She is impeding the investigation and should be forced to sit in a cell until she is willing to cooperate.
Laney October 20, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Why hasn't she been charged with child endangerment? I know if there is a potential charge on the books the police can use that they normally would. They find anything to pin on a person if they so choose. For example if you upset a patrol officer during a routine traffic stop he will write you a ticket for no litter bag, a burnt out license plate bulb, etc. this woman admits to leaving her child in a car, alone on the side of the road, supposedly ill enough she was taking him to a hospital. Police can do more.
Betty Woostee October 22, 2012 at 04:30 AM
How about a reality show, "Watching Every Move Julia Makes Until Little Sky Is Returned To His Father".
RP November 04, 2012 at 03:31 AM
I can't believe that Sky's father is not raging that the police have not taken the mother into custody!! What mother who loses her child refuses to give information?!! And furthermore, why haven't we seen her on TV pleading for her son?! This is just too much like the Casey Anthony case. It makes me sick! I do not think the Bellevue Police have been doing ther job whatsoever!! Take that mother into custody for gods sake!
Donna Hughes August 11, 2013 at 10:20 AM
I think that as Lt Kenda says stop survey what you have for certain already that is true.....then go back to the beginning talk to people first talked to, Knock on doors and see if you missed talking to someone and research places searched before. Seems to me the only thing still true is sky is missing, the mother wont talk and dad finally has a place to live and regained custody of his daughter. Investigators you missed something. She did something to this child.


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