Custody documents claim missing boy's mom had dreams about strangling him

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by CHRIS DANIELS / KING 5 News

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Posted on November 21, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 21 at 7:01 PM

SEATTLE - Solomon Metalwala took to the airwaves Monday afternoon, trying to maintain hope for the safe return of his two-year-old son, Sky.

The boy has been missing since November 6, ever since his mother - Julia Biryukova - claimed she left him in a car on the side of a Bellevue road and came back to find him missing.

The story has been discounted by police and people close to her.

New documents - obtained Monday - offer some insight into her mental state more than a year ago.

Metalwala claimed in a custody filing earlier this year that back in March of 2010 "Julia was like a prisoner who locked herself into a cell block.  She began to have dreams about killing our children, even telling me of her dreams about strangling our youngest child.  This became very scary, and I knew it was time to do something."

In the court documents, records show Julia was involuntary committed to a West Seattle mental health center, where doctors claimed she had a low - GAF- or global assessment of functioning scale - just 15 on a scale of 1 to 100.

A University of Washington explanation says that number means a person is danger of hurting themselves or others.

Bellevue Police would only say they are looking at anything of quote "investigate value".

Solomon Metalwala says even with the past history he remains hopeful.

"I think he's alive," he said.

Bellevue Police gave no further comment on the investigation, only to say a weekend search of a Kirkland park turned up nothing of significance.
  
Julia Biryukova is still not talking.

Metalwala says he's hoping people will light a candle this coming Sunday in a national day of prayer for all missing children.

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