Bellevue police detective will take fresh look at cold cases

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Bellevue Police have assigned a detective to take a fresh look at several unsolved homicides and missing person cases including the 2011 disappearance of 2-year-old Sky Metalwala.

Major Pat Spak, who heads the investigations unit, says it's important to review and evaluate the cold cases in light of advances in DNA identification and other investigative techniques.

A veteran detective on Monday began reviewing seven unsolved homicides and 10 long-term missing person cases in Bellevue.

Officer Seth Tyler says one of the cases involves 2-year-old Sky Metalwala, who was reported missing in Bellevue by his mother on Nov. 6, 2011. The FBI, Bellevue Police and others have followed thousands of leads and spent over $2 million on the investigation but the boy remains missing.