Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Sky Metalwala was last seen on November 6, 2011, in Bellevue, Washington. The boy's mother, Julia Biryukova, told police she was driving with the two children to Overlake Hospital Medical Center on Nov. 6 when the car ran out of gas in the 2600 block of 112th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue. She said she left the sleeping Sky in his car seat while she and her daughter walked for help. When she returned, she told police, Sky was gone. Since then, police have conducted an extensive search for Sky but have turned up few clues to his whereabouts. Police have said that Biryukova's story has serious discrepancies. For one thing, the car she was driving was found to have plenty of gas and no mechanical problems. Biryukova has declined to speak with police despite repeated entreaties. However, she has not been named a suspect nor a person of interest in her son's disappearance. His parents were involved in a bitter and contentious divorce and custody battle when the boy disappeared. The couple's daughter was taken into protective custody and placed in foster care by Child Protective Services after her brother disappeared. A King County Superior Court commissioner later allowed the girl to live with her father at his Kirkland home. According to Bellevue police, one neighbor of Biryukova's claimed to have seen both children two weeks before the boy was reported missing in November. But there have been no other corroborating sightings of both children.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bellevue Police Department (Washington)
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children