Search for Sky Metalwala continues one year after toddler's disappearance

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Sky Metalwala
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It has been one year since Sky Metalwala, then age 2, disappeared, but the case is not closed.

The Bellevue Police Department (BPD) investigation is still open and active and the effort on this case has never stopped.

A BPD press release stated that while it has been hard for family members to cope with the disappearance, it is not uncommon for new information to come to light even after a year or more.

Sky's father Solomon Metalwala of Kirkland and other supporters marked the anniversary of his son's disappearance with an evening of prayers and song in Redmond's Downtown Park Saturday evening.

Sky was reported missing by his mother, Julia Biryukova, on Nov. 6, 2011 in Bellevue after reporting she ran out of gas and left Sky in the vehicle while walking to find gas. When Biryukova, who lived in Redmond, returned, Sky was missing. An intensive search took place, but Sky was not located.

Anyone with any information regarding Sky should email

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