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November 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Search still under way in Bellevue for missing child

Authorities were still searching for a 2-year-old in Bellevue, four hours after a Redmond mother discovered the boy missing from a car parked near the 2400 block of 112th Avenue.

Bellevue Police responded at 9:50 a.m. to a call from a woman who said she ran out of gas this morning and left the young boy, Sky Metalwala, in the car while she and her 4-year-old walked to a gas station. When she returned an hour later, 2-year-old Sky was no longer in the car.

“We don’t know much, other than that the child is still missing,” Officer Carla Iafrate, spokeswoman for the Bellevue Police Department, said about 1:50 p.m. Sunday. “I don’t know if the child got out on his own. I don’t know if the car was locked or not locked. We don’ t have very much information.”

The child has brown eyes, dark buzz cut hair and was wearing a dark green hooded sweatshirt and blue and gray striped pants.

Iafrate said a detective is working with the mother, who is from Redmond.

Officers and King County Search & Rescue crews have been fanning out in grid patterns from the point where the child was last seen. They are searching through the woods

“You have to be very meticulous,” Iafrate said.

Iafrate said police have not issued an Amber Alert because they don’t know yet if the child has been taken.

“At this point we’re just treating it as a missing child,” Iafrate said. “We don’t know anything more yet.”

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