BELLEVUE, Wash. - Tuesday marks one year since a 2-year-old boy mysteriously disappeared in Bellevue.
Julia Biryukova, the mother of Sky Metalwala, told police she ran out of gas and left her son in the car while she and her 4-year-old daughter walked to a gas station for help. When they returned, he was gone.
Searchers found no sign of Sky. Police found the car had gas and ran normally. Biryukova has refused to answer questions from investigators.
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Deborah Horne tried to contact Biryakova for her side of the story. Her mother emailed Horne back, saying, "I'll appreciate it if you and/or any of your colleagues will never contact me again!!! Find yourself something else to write about!!!"
Biryukova and the boy's father, Solomon Metalwala, have divorced and he now has custody of Sky's sister.
Solomon Metalwala has continued the effort to keep the case of his missing son in the public eye.
He said he speaks with his daughter about Sky every day and still thinks his son could be alive. A prayer rally is set for Saturday in Redmond.
A statement from Bellevue police issued Tuesday said the case is open and active and the effort to find the boy continues.
Police said it was not uncommon for new information to come to light after a year or more.
Anyone with any information regarding the missing boy is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.