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.
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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.