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Parents of missing Bellevue, Wash., boy had been cited for leaving child unattended in car
SEATTLE (AP) ' A Washington state woman who told police her toddler disappeared when she left him alone in a car had previously been cited for leaving a child unattended in a vehicle.
The FBI joined investigators in Bellevue as they spent a second day looking for 2-year-old Sky Metalwala.
His mother, Julia Biryukova (beer-yoo-KOH'-vah), says the boy disappeared Sunday when she left him alone in an unlocked car after it ran out of gas. A police spokeswoman says she told investigators that she and her 4-year-old child walked a mile to a gas station.
In 2009, Redmond police cited Biryukova and her husband, Solomon Metalwala, for leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. The case was dismissed after they agreed to probation, community service and a 10-week parenting class.