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Name: Sky Elijah Metalwala

Date of birth: September 2009

Age: 2 at the time of disappearance. He would be 7 today.

Date of disappearance: November 6, 2011 (Note: investigators believe it is possible that the boy went missing prior to the date his mother reported him missing)

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The 2600 block of 112th Avenue in Bellevue, Washington. Approximate location where Biryukova allegedly last saw Sky.

Timeline of Events:

  • In 2010, Sky’s parents (pictured below) separated and were in the process of a bitter divorce at the time of Sky’s disappearance.
  • Two weeks prior to Sky’s disappearance, no one had reported seeing the boy other than his mother, Julia Biryukova. His father, Solomon Metalwala, had not seen his son in over a year.
  • On November 6, 2011, Sky’s mother was driving both Sky and his four year old sister to Overlake Hospital Medical Center. She claims Sky was sick.
  • According to Julia, the 1998 silver Acura she was driving ran out of gas. She pulled over at the 2600 block of 112th Avenue in Bellevue, Washington.
  • Julia removed the four year old from the car, but left Sky strapped into his carseat with the doors unlocked. Julia and the four year old walked a mile to the nearest gas station.
  • Witnesses claim to have seen the car parked on the side of the road between 8:00 and 10:00 am. No one reported seeing anyone inside.
  • At the gas station, Julia called a friend to give her a ride back to her car. She arrived back at the car about an hour after she left Sky inside. Sky was no longer inside.
  • Julia called the police to report her son missing at approximately 9:50 am.
  • A search of the area turned up zero clues.
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Sky Metalwala circa 2011, age 2. (R) Age progression photo

Suspicious Details:

  • In December 2009, both Julia and Solomon were charged with reckless endangerment when they left 3 month old Sky in their car on a 27 degree day.
  • Julia had frequently left her children alone, including one incident only days prior to Sky’s disappearance where she left him alone for 11 hours.
  • Julia never bought gas nor did she have a gas can on her at the time of Sky’s disappearance. Investigators learned that the car had not ran out of gas and had no known mechanical problems.
  • Julia refused to take a polygraph test and would not speak directly to authorities unless it was through her lawyer.
  • Both parents have accused the other of abuse
  • Julia remarried after Sky’s disappearance and gave birth to another child. Child Protective Services have deemed Julia and her new husband as unfit parents.
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(L) Sky’s mother, Julia Biryukova (R) His father, Solomon Metalwala

If you have any information concerning Sky Metalwala’s disappearance, please contact the Bellevue Police Department at 425-577-5656.

For updates on the case, please “like” the page A Search For Sky Metalwala on Facebook.