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Missing Wash. boy's relatives to take polygraphs

Missing Wash. boy's relatives agree to take polygraphs as hope for finding toddler alive fades By The Associated Press

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) ' The father of a missing Washington state toddler and several of his relatives are voluntarily taking polygraph exams as hope for finding the child alive begins to fade.

But Bellevue Police Maj. Mike Johnson told a news conference Wednesday that the boy's mother still refuses to take a lie-detector test. He called that puzzling and suspicious.

The woman, Julia Biryukova, told investigators that her 2-year-old son, Sky Metalwala, vanished Sunday in Bellevue when she left him sleeping alone in her unlocked car for an hour after it ran out of gas. Police say she told them she was on her way to a hospital because the boy didn't feel well when the car stalled.

Johnson says he believes that Biryukova or someone close to her knows what happened to the boy. Her attorney has not returned calls seeking comment.

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