Vigil next week for Sky Metalwala, missing 100 days

Vigil next week for Sky Metalwala, missing 100 days

Vigil next week for Sky Metalwala, missing 100 days

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 7 at 5:03 PM

SEATTLE -- Next week it will be 100 days since Bellevue toddler Sky Metalwala disappeared, and his father is planning a vigil to mark the date.

Members of the community are invited to gather Sunday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue Park, organized by lawyers for Sky's father, Solomon Metalwala. On February 14, it will be 100 days since the 2-year-old was last seen.

Sky went missing the morning of November 6 in Bellevue. At the time, his mother, Julia Biryukova said her car ran out of gas on the 2400 block of 112th Avenue Northeast. She said she left the toddler alone in the car in his carseat while she went for help. 

Investigators later determined there was no mechanical problems with Biryukova's car, and that it drove a considerable distance without refueling.

Julia and Solomon were in the midst of a custody battle at the time of the disappearance. Solomon claimed he had not seen Sky or his daughter since December of 2010. Solomon's lawyer's claim the boy hasn't been seen since May, 2011.

Biryukova has refused to be interviewed by police.

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