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.

Nikki September 13, 2012 at 05:07 AM
This is such a sad situation I can see both sides and if this was my son I would do what his dad is doing. I just wish that they could give him some kind of answer or something that would give Sky's dad some sense of relief that they have not given up on this case. Sky will be in our prayers until the day he is home with his Father!
dorimonsonfan September 13, 2012 at 02:30 PM
tougher interrogation of julia. get some water involved.
Janice Hendrickson September 13, 2012 at 09:14 PM
They need to drag the mother in and seriously question her. She knows something and is not talking. WHY can't they make her???
JKRS September 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM
This is ridiculous. Didn't we learn anything from the Caylee Anthony tragedy? The mother has obviously either kidnapped the child to keep him away from his father (illegal) and is lying about it or worse yet harmed the child, in which case will we wait until the body is decomposed to the point where they can't prove the duct tape was place over the mouth before death or the chloroform was from the body rather then subjected to the child. Drag her ass in there and make her answer questions or put her in a jail cell.
sue alexander September 14, 2012 at 02:48 AM
She had him brought back to Russia, or whever she is from. He,s obviosky living overseas.
Timothy September 15, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I think they should hold the mother in contempted court until she finally will talk to authorities. You know she knows where he is.
K Lowe September 15, 2012 at 08:45 PM
They need to arrest the "mother". She has looked 100% guilty since day one!
CC September 17, 2012 at 07:31 AM
What kind of cases are tried in "contempted court?"
Mr Fuddlesticks September 20, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Maybe Bellevue Police can cut back a little on their drinking in public and focus on being professional. http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/bellevue-officers-under-investigation-after-allege/nSFbZ/
K.M. May September 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Seriously ~ Can't the mother be arrested for (1) endangering her child ~ by leaving him alone in her car while she went a good distance away to try to get gas? First of all, nobody would ever normally do this (no "reasonable" person would do it at least, which is the threshold the Courts look at to determine criminality, right?) and (2) arrest her for Obstructing (the investigation) since it has been proven by the cops that the car indeed was not out of gas, and so the mother lied in order to further her attempt towards committing the crime mentioned above, of Endangering a child (at a minimum). Then, I believe that a full-on case of kidnapping could possibly be sought to charge against the mom. If she knew she was facing several years behind bars for the first 2 crimes mentioned above of Child Endangerment, and Obstructing, then just maybe she would opt for telling the WHOLE truth about what's going on with the disappearance of this child. I am extremely frustrated and sickly disappointed in the Bellevue Police department for letting this case drag on for so long now (years?). Granted, I know that they know much more about the "big picture" of what might be going on with this case, but enough with the secrecy already. For the sake of the citizenry of this State, and since no other good progress seems to be being made, bring forth all the truth in this case and if there isn't some super secretive behind the scenes negotiation going on, then get tough & arrest the "mom".
K.M. May September 22, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Also? To the great news outlets in the Seattle area, to the great reporters and seekers of truth, please do something soon to compel the cops to release ALL the information about just what is going on with this strange woman and this case. Put forth your best efforts at getting the truth out by subpoenaing the files on this case and get them released the the public through the Freedom of Information Act or whatever it is that you do so very well on other cases.......... Or is it not that important because the (victim) Dad involved has "brown skin" or is from some other Country? Honestly, I hate to resort to that level, but what else are we supposed to think at this point??? Please!
Jeanne Gustafson September 23, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Is there any possibility you didn't understand what the poster meant, CC? Typos happen, but it's still a valid opinion.
Jeanne Gustafson September 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM
I personally don't think the color of Dad's skin has determined the level of involvement of either police or media, K.M., though I respect your opinion. I do think you raise a good point about what information should properly be made public.
Kathleen Moss September 27, 2012 at 09:57 PM
What Do You Think Investigators Should Be Doing to Find Sky Metalwala? What the hell kind of question is that?!? Do what should have been done last November....bring the mother in and get answers!!! I am gobsmacked that this woman hasn't been put through the wringer. Shame on the Bellevue police!
K.M. May September 28, 2012 at 09:45 PM
YES! Absolutely. WHY, why why isn't anything being done with her, to her, or about her? We heard initially that the cops "knew her whereabouts" and that they were keeping in touch with her, or keeping tabs on her, but WHAT ABOUT NOW? September of 2012 almost October 2012. PLEASE media, give us an update on this story. Please? This remains one of those unsolved mysteries that we people want to hear about and be reassured that the cops and prosecutors are doing all they can to get that apparently evil woman to reveal where this child is.
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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