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November 9, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Is Sky's disappearance similar to TV show?

Police investigating the baffling disappearance of 2-year-old Sky Metalwala are running out of leads to pursue. But one angle they’re exploring are the purported similarities between Sky’s disappearance and a recent episode of the popular TV show, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” which aired shortly before Julia Biryukova reported her son missing.

Bellevue police Maj. Mike Johnson said Wednesday there were similarities between the episode’s plot line and Biryukova’s version of events.

Here’s synopsis of the plot line from the website tvfanatic.com:

A young couple takes a trip to NYC on Halloween, but things take a horrible turn when their car is stolen with their baby Nate inside it. Detectives immediately separate the mother and father, Tim and Ali, for questioning when Tim’s temper and Ali’s timidity make the detectives suspicious.

When they find the couple’s abandoned car and a cooler with evidence that the baby was placed inside it, they begin to press the couple to tell the truth

Amaro gets Ali to admit that she was lying about parts of her story and that the two stayed in a hotel in Binghampton the night before their son disappeared. Finn and Rollins find out that the couple was drinking and arguing. Eventually, Ali draws Amaro a map of where they buried their baby.

Warner finds no physical trauma to the child, despite the fact that both Ali and Tim confess to killing the baby in two different ways. Ali feels guilty, thinking she must somehow be responsible for her baby’s death, and Tim wants to protect Ali. Amaro tells Ali that the baby most likely died of SIDS, and the couple is finally allowed to see each other.

Biryukova told police her car ran out of gas while she was driving her ill son from their Redmond home to a Bellevue hospital Sunday morning. She said she walked with her 4-year-old daughter to a gas station about a mile away to retrieve gas, leaving Sky sleeping in his car seat.

When she returned Sky was gone, she told police.

Watch the episode here:

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