Father Jailed in His 3-Yr Old Case Out Of Jail

Dad sent missing toddler to alley at 3am because she didn't drink milk, police say

Dad sent missing toddler to alley at 3am because she didn't drink milk, police say

Police said Mathew put the toddler outside around 3 a.m. Saturday morning, and told her to stand next to a large tree across from the alley.

When he went out to the backyard 15 minutes later, Sherin had disappeared, Mathews told police, hinting that coyotes roaming the neighborhood may have snatched his daughter.

The #missing child suffers from developmental issues and has limited verbal communication skills.

Richardson, Texas police are still looking for Sherin Mathews, but they have had no success in finding the child. Police subsequently arrested Mathews and charged him with "abandoning or endangering a child".

Investigators say she was adopted two years ago from an orphanage in India. Sherin Mathews is underweight for her age, so it was not unusual for her to be awake at 3 a.m.to drink her milk, her father told police.

Police said Mathews waited about five hours before he called police to report the disappearance. An Amber Alert was in effect but was discontinued on Monday afternoon.

Mathews was later released on bond, the spokesperson says.

"They're nice people. The parents are believers in Christ", Philip Mathew, Sherin's great-uncle, told NBC.

"I'm a mom of four kids", said one woman who spent the day searching.

Multiple agencies and search dogs were deployed to look for the missing toddler, and the family's vehicles were towed Saturday evening to search for "any potential evidence", police told local affiliate WFAA-TV.

The girl's mother did not face charges because she was asleep and knew nothing about the unfortunate event until much later. "Those thorough searches involved the use of Reverse 911, trained search experts utilizing K-9 teams, helicopters and door to door canvassing". Officials with Texas Child Protective Services [VIDEO] have removed the child's 4-year-old sister from the house.

CBS DFW reports that the Wesleys are no longer cooperating with law enforcement.

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