Police said Tuesday that they have not met face-to-face with the mother of a missing Washington boy since the day he was reported missing.
Bellevue Police Dept. Maj. Mike Johnson said detectives last met with Julia Biryukova and her attorney on November 6. She has not responded to their requests for interviews since then.
Pressed by reporters at a news conference Tuesday about whether police actually know where Biryukova is, Johnson only responded, “If we need to talk to Julia, we feel confident that we can do that through her attorney.”
Johnson denied rumors that detectives had gone to the area around Biryukova’s brother’s home looking to take her into custody. “None of that is true,” he said, adding that there are no arrests imminent and she is not a suspect or person of interest in the case.
Ten days into the investigation, all possible theories for what happened to Sky were still on the table, according to Johnson. He said police have not found evidence that either eliminates or points to any specific theory, other than the inconsistencies in the story Biryukova told them about leaving him in her car when she ran out of gas.
Police have confirmed that there was gas in the car and it did not have any mechanical problems. They have not found anyone besides Biryukova and her 4-year-old daughter who reported seeing Sky in the two weeks before November 6.
Johnson said Tuesday that investigators have taken “appropriate steps” to ensure that they know whether Sky has been taken out of the country, but he did not go into specifics.
He repeatedly declined to comment on reports that police were looking at a profile on a “sugar daddy” dating website that shows several photos of Biryukova. Brandon Wade, the founder of seekingarrangement.com, confirmed to a Nancy Grace producer that he was served with a search warrant for information on the account.
Wade said Wednesday that no proof of identity is needed to create a free profile on the site so he cannot say whether Biryukova was the one who set up the page. The account was created in July on a computer in Washington state, but Wade could not reveal any other details. Telecommunications expert Ben Levitan said he reviewed the page and he believed the account was last accessed on Tuesday night.
On the page, “JB” describes herself as a “FUN, PASSIONATE, kind, healthy, Beautiful, great cook, blonde hair, blue eyes, slim, very fit, CHRISTIAN, mommy of 2 beautiful babies” and says she is seeking “a successful mentor” and “a REAL man” who could provide her with 3,001 - $5,000 per month.