Bellevue PD won't comment on Sky Metalwala, missing 100 days


by KING 5 News

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 15 at 2:56 PM

SEATTLE -- Tuesday marks 100 days since 2-year-old Sky Metalwala disappeared in Bellevue.

Police now refuse to comment on the case, a drastic difference to the daily press conferences that happened during the first week Sky was gone.

However, attorneys for Sky's father, Solomon Metalwala, said they receive an update from Bellevue Police every two weeks.

Sky was last seen Sunday, November 6 by his mother, Julia Biryukova, who said her car ran out of gas on 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 told investigators 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.

Biryukova has not been named a suspect, and has refused to be interviewed by police or take a polygraph test. An apparent posting by Biryukova recently appeared on a dating website,

A vigil for the toddler is planned on Saturday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue Park.

"I'm familiar with this park," said Solomon. "It's like home."

Around there, flyers with Sky's picture on it still hang in store windows, and Solomon says total strangers try to comfort him.

"I have amazing support everywhere I go," he said.