The father of missing 2-year-old Sky Metalwala, along with his attorney, on Wednesday called for Sky's mother, her friends and family to share information about the case.
An attorney for Sky's father, Solomon Metalwala, was expected to reveal new information about the case, but police advised against it because of the ongoing investigation.
Attorney Clay Terry said police in Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond continue to investigate the case.
Terry said Sky's mother Julia Biryukova, her brother and two of her friends have not helped in the search for Sky.
“In every effort we’ve made they are conspicuously absent,” he said. “And we don’t know why, and we’re asking that they come forward and tell us what they know.”
Terry said they still want to talk to anyone who may have seen Sky between June of 2011 and Nov. 6, 2011, when the boy was reported missing.
Sky was last seen Sunday, Nov. 6, by his mother, who said her car ran out of gas in the 2400 block of 112th Avenue Northeast in the early morning hours.
But police investigators, who tested Biryukova's car, said they could find nothing wrong with it and no reason for why it would have stopped.
Solomon Metalwala told investigators at the time of Sky's disappearance that he had not seen his children since December of 2010 due to an ongoing separation and custody battle. He and Biryukova also have a young daughter, Mailie. Solomon now has full custody of Maile.
Biryukova has not been named a suspect, and has refused to be interviewed by police or take a polygraph test.