Amber Alert canceled for Richardson 3-year-old, child still missing

Amber Alert canceled for Richardson 3-year-old, child still missing

Kerry Wise
October 10, 2017

In an interview the girl's father, Wesley Mathews, said that he told Sherin to stand near a large tree near his home early that morning because she would not drink her milk. Police believe she is in grave and immediate danger. The tree is across an alley from the home.

He has told investigators coyotes have been seen in the alley, but they say there's no indication one may have dragged the girl away.

A Texas man was arrested after his 3-year-old daughter vanished when he allegedly forced her to stand outside as punishment for not drinking her milk, according to KTVT. She was last seen wearing black leggings, a pink long-sleeve shirt and pink flip-flops.

Mathews said he checked on Sherin 15 minutes later, but she was nowhere to be found.

Wesley Matthews was arrested Saturday and charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child.

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Wesley Mathews is being held in the Richardson Jail on a $250,000 bond.

"That does not seem like a normal response that one would do if you have a missing child", Perlich said.

A neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymous says the Mathews had trouble conceiving their first child, a 4-year-old girl.

Perlich said search teams used dogs and went door-to-door in the family's neighborhood Saturday morning and into the afternoon but so far had no leads on the girl's location. Sherin Mathews was last seen by her father outside the family's.

Police said Mathews didn't contact authorities until hours later.