Friend confident mom would not hurt missing two-year-old


by KING 5 News

Posted on November 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 12 at 7:21 PM

BELLEVUE -- While police sprawled out in Marymoor Park to look for missing two-year-old Sky Metalwala, his father and volunteers did their own footwork on the Eastside.

Sky's dad, Solomon, along with six teams of volunteers, hit up businesses asking to put up flyers of his son.

Eighteen-hundred flyers later, Solomon said he was glad police were searching but "I would hope they don't find him over there because I'm believing he will come home safe."

It's a belief also held by Angelina Corona, a friend to both Solomon and Sky's mother, Julia Biryukova.

"I do know Julia. I believe in her that she wouldn't hurt Sky," she said.

Corona says it hasn't been easy hearing about Julia on the news. Specifically, things like Julia's unwillingness to help police with the investigation.

"When you love people, it's painful," she said.

She has not been in contact with Julia but continues to reach out.  

It's now been nearly a week since Sky was reported missing but Solomon remains dedicated to staying positive.

"I gotta find my son. I do have times that I break down but they're at home by myself. So I gotta be strong. Crying and sobbing, what's that gonna do?" he said.

He's grateful for the many volunteers.

"I am blessed. I have wonderful friends and I have a wonderful church," he said.

He's also thankful for the community, who has made it clear they care about Sky.

They will take a break from hanging fliers tomorrow. It will instead be a day of prayer.

The Bellevue Police Department is asking anyone with information to call the hotline at 425-452-2564.