Body found near where dad put girl outside for not drinking her milk

USA Today:-Texas authorities say they located a child’s body Sunday in the area where 3-year-old Sherin Mathews had been reported missing after her father ordered her to stand outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk.

The Richardson Police Department made the announcement at a press conference today, but say it’s too early to identify if the child’s body is Mathews. Police say it’s not clear how the child died.

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the body found Sunday was less than a mile from where the toddler’s family lives.

An AMBER Alert was first issued for Mathews when she went missing Oct. 7 in Richardson, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas. It was eventually canceled because of a lack of progress, but the investigation continued.

The young girl — who has developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills — was last seen by her father, Wesley Mathews, wearing a pink top and black pajama bottoms two weeks ago.

Wesley Mathews told authorities he took his daughter outside at 3 a.m. CT Saturday to teach her a lesson for not drinking her milk.

The 37-year-old told officers he asked his daughter to stand by a large tree behind a fence in the backyard, according police records. The tree is across an alley near the home, which backs railroad tracks.

When Mathews went outside 15 minutes later to check on the toddler, she was gone.

Mathews returned to the home and did some household chores after looking for her, in hopes she would return on her own.

“While he was waiting he did a little laundry and hoped that the light would come around and he could do a better check,” Richardson Police Sgt. Kevin Perlich said.

Wesley Mathews alerted authorities of his daughter’s disappearance five hours later, according to police who called the delay “concerning.”

5 Comments

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    October 22, 2017 at 11:12 pm Reply

    […] Source: St. Lucia Times USA Today:-Texas authorities say they located a child’s body Sunday in the area where 3-year-old Sherin Mathews had been reported missing after her father ordered her to stand outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk. The Richardson Police Department made the announcement at a press conference… Link: Body found near where dad put girl outside for not drinking her milk […]

  2. Anonymous
    October 22, 2017 at 11:22 pm Reply

    This guy is pathetic. He should have been arrested from the time he made the call. A five year old would not even think of that foolishness much less give that to the police. He did laundry? Cleaning up the mess he caused in the house I think!!! Who puts a toddler outside on their own at this hour. This guy must have been drunk when he gave that story. Smh!!!!

  3. MWEN FERSHAY
    October 23, 2017 at 3:54 pm Reply

    We don’t have enough of our own crime stories to report, 44 murders and you still taking from Texas. The man is lying, but really St. Lucia times

    1. Anonymous
      October 24, 2017 at 8:37 am Reply

      Speak for yourself. I am also interested in what is happening in the rest of the world .

  4. Anonymous
    October 24, 2017 at 11:46 am Reply

    He is an absolute moron and anyone who believed this story is one too! I knew right away this child was dead. He should have been taken into custody right away and should be left outside near hungry coyotes! Bring back the death penalty for these pieces of scum!

    Lorrie Reilly – Philadelphia

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