FBI joins search for missing toddler

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Sky Metalwala
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Sources tell KOMO News the FBI has joined the search for 2-year-old Sky Metalwala, who vanished after he was left alone in a car in Bellevue on Sunday morning.

The boy's mother told police she ran out of gas in the 2400 block of 112th Avenue NE and left the boy alone inside the unlocked car while she her 4-year-old daughter went to get gas. When she returned an hour later just before 10 a.m., Sky was gone.

Sunday evening, police were tracing back all the places the child had been before the disappearance, including an apartment complex in Redmond.

"He's still missing, we don't know where he is," said Sam Metalwala, the boy's uncle. "They just told us to wait by the phone... we haven't heard anything, they haven't told us anything."

Investigators say both parents are cooperating in hopes of getting their son safely returned.

Investigators say the boy's car seat was still in the car and there were no signs of forced entry. Police initiated a reverse 911 call in the area to alert residents to the boy, and King County Search and Rescue tracking dogs helped search the nearby wooded area.

But by Sunday evening, officials called off the search in the area where the car was left.

"They feel very confident they've been able to search the surrounding area where the child might have wandered off to," said Officer Carla Iafrate with Bellevue police. "Our detectives with the Bellevue Police Department will be looking through the night, following up on other leads."

Sky is of mixed India and Caucasian race and has brown eyes, dark buzz-cut hair with a dark green hooded sweatshirt and blue and gray striped Carter pants. Sky is pictured above in the same outfit he was wearing when he went missing, Iafrate said.

Police are asking anyone who sees the boy to call 911 immediately.

Sam Metalwala says Sky's parents are going through a divorce after being married for about seven years.