FBI Searching Home Of Missing Girl Left Outside For Not Drinking Milk

Day 4 of missing Richardson girl; dad did laundry before calling cops

RICHARDSON, Texas -- Law enforcement executed a search warrant at the home of a missing girl. 

Three-year-old Sherin Mathews disappeared at about 3 a.m. Saturday. An Amber Alert was issued, but it has been discontinued due to a shortage of leads and information, police say.

On Tuesday, FBI's Evidence Response Team and Richardson police arrived at the scene and placed crime tape around the home. Richardson police confiscated the family's burgundy vehicle in the driveway. 


Her father, Wesley Mathews, was the last person to see her. He was arrested after telling officers he forced his daughter to go outside and stand next to a tree in an alley behind their home because she wouldn't drink her milk. 

Mathews was charged with child endangerment and has since bonded out.

Police are sharing details of what a Richardson father says he did for five hours between sending his young daughter outside for misbehavior and calling the police department to report her missing.

Mathews told police that about 15 minutes after putting Sherin outside, he checked on her and noticed she was gone. He told police he searched the immediate area around his house but couldn't find her.

He says he went inside and did laundry, hoping she would return.

During his interview, he mentioned that he saw coyotes in the alley where he left his daughter. The family's home also backs up to railroad tracks, he said.

Two minivans taken from the family's home are being examined. Police say they're still trying to establish a timeline and are still searching around the neighborhood.

Sherin was last seen wearing a pink top and black pajama bottoms.

If you have any information, call Richardson PD.

 

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