Toddler Sky Metalwala, went missing after mother abandoned him in car to go get gas. Screen shot via CNN.
A Bellevue, Washington mother reported that her 2-year-old son, Sky Metalwala was missing after she left him alone for an hour inside her car. She told police she went to search for help after she ran out of gas. The police report stated that she left little Sky in the car, buckled in his car-seat, however, she took along her other child — her 4 year-old daughter. She claims she went looking for a gas station and once she found one, she called a friend. Upon returning to her care, about an hour later, she found her son Sky, gone.
Police say that some of the doors were unlocked but it was unclear whether the youngster opened one of the doors and walked away or if a passerby could have taken him.
According to the Seattle Times, the mother’s silver Acura sedan was parked on the side of the road near the 2600 block of 112th Avenue N.E. in Bellevue, just outside of Seattle.
It is also unclear whether or not the mother was planning on picking up her son once she returned to her car or if the friend was supposed to take her there. Police made note that a gas can was not found at the scene and that the mother and 4-year-old had already started walking back when the friend picked them up while en-route.
Search crews searched covered a several mile radius. the police chief told the media she felt if the boy had wandered off, they would have found him. Authorities haven’t released any information on what they think might have happened to the boy, only confirmation that they have enough information right now to know what happened.
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