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Sherin Mathews, Missing Texas 3-Year-Old, Found Dead, Police Believe

Sherin Mathews, Missing Texas 3-Year-Old, Found Dead, Police Believe
Sherin Mathews (Screengrab of Facebook post/Richardson Police Department)

By    |   Monday, 23 October 2017 08:30 AM

The body of Sherin Mathews, the 3-year-old Texas girl who has been missing since Oct. 7, is believed to have been found, Fox News reported.

The body was recovered on Sunday morning in a culvert beneath a road near the Mathews’ house but police will not confirm whether it is the body of Sherin Mathews until a positive identification is made.

The Richardson Police Department confirmed in a statement that "the body of a small child was discovered in the area of E. Spring Valley Rd. and S. Bowser Rd" and the area was blocked off as a crime scene.

Sherin Mathews went missing about two weeks ago after her adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, reportedly forced her to stand in a darkened alleyway near their house at 3 a.m. as punishment for not drinking her milk.

According to The Dallas Morning News, when Wesley Mathews returned to check on the 3-year-old girl several minutes later she was gone.

Wesley Mathews allegedly decided to go back inside where he did some laundry while he waited for it to get lighter outside before conducting another search for Sherin Mathews.

A missing person’s report was filed much later and Wesley Mathews was arrested and charged with abandoning or endangering a child, police confirmed.

He has since been released on a $250,000 bond.

Sherin Mathews was adopted about two years ago from an orphanage in India, where she was found to be malnourished and underdeveloped, The Dallas Morning News noted.

Two days after her disappearance, Sherin Mathews’ 4-year-old sister was reportedly placed in foster care by Child Protective Services.

Meanwhile a routine search has been conducted in the Mathews’ house and three cars, and a number of items were taken.

Attorney Bree West, who is not involved in the case, said per Fox News that, although this was standard procedure, certain confiscated items such as a blue string, dark hair-like fibers and vacuum contents, stood out.

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