Police hunting for missing toddler Sky Metalwala reportedly found several items of interest while searching a park in Kirkland, Wash., last weekend. The items recovered on Nov. 19 have been sent to a forensic lab for analysis, according to a Fox News report. However, the police have not disclosed details about the items.
They found something of interest. We called out our [criminal-scene investigation] investigators, they showed up and looked at the items, the Bellevue Police Department's Carla Iafrate told KOMO-TV.
About the same time, police released new photographs of Sky and his mother, Julia Biryukova. According to the mother's statement, her 2-year-old son disappeared after she left him alone in her unlocked car, for around an hour, while she walked to a nearby Chevron gas station for fuel. She was reportedly taking Sky to a hospital. Also in the car was her 4-year-old daughter, who she took with her while walking to and from the gas station.
Police officials believe Biryukova's story doesn't add up and, interestingly, is somewhat similar to a fictional case presented on a television show, Law & Order: SVU, that aired the day before the child was reported missing.
The police also said that the car in question had a sufficient amount of gas when it was checked by authorities. For now, the authorities have opted against arresting Biryukova for not cooperating in the investigation of her missing son.
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Biryukova has reportedly refused interviews.