A 3-year-old girl in Texas is missing after her father forced her to stand outside in the middle of the night for refusing to drink her milk.
A 3-year-old girl in Texas is believed to be in grave danger after her father left her outside as punishment for not drinking her milk.
According to CBS DFW, 37-year-old Wesley Mathews forced his toddler, Sherin, to stand by a tree in their backyard after she failed her drink all of her milk.
When Mathews returned to take Sherin back inside just 15 minutes later, the little girl was allegedly gone.
According to reports, despite a desperate search for the little girl, not a single trace of Sherin has been found since she was reported missing.
Shockingly enough, Mathews and his wife waited five long hours before they finally reported Sherin missing.
When police spoke with the couple and their neighbors, it came to light that coyotes had recently been spotted in the alley next to the family’s Richardson home.
amily’s Richardson home.
On Sunday, Mathews was arrested and charged with endangering or abandoning a child, but police still have questions for the father, namely why he thought it appropriate to leave a 3-year-old outside in the middle of the night.
“Why was the last sighting at 3 o’clock and the parents not call us until after 8 a.m., that’s the question we want answered,” Richardson police spokesperson Sgt. Kevin Perlich told the Dallas Morning News. “As far as why she was out there, how long she was out there, that’s the questions we have for the parents.”
Though police have gone door to door searching for the child since she went missing very early Saturday morning, they have absolutely no leads.
Sherin, who is reportedly described by authorities as having developmental issues and “limited verbal communication skills,” was last seen wearing black pajama bottoms, a pink top, and pink flip flops.
As of Monday morning, authorities are still desperately searching for Sherin, but there has been no evidence to suggest she was taken by a stranger or a coyote, or that she walked away.
While the family’s cars were both taken in to be examined for “any potential evidence,” police are reportedly still no closer to finding out what happened to Sherin than they were two days ago.
Jose Cherian and others from Emmanuel Bible Chapel, the church Mathews and his family attend, say they can’t imagine the couple doing anything to hurt Sherin.
“The parents are also loving. They loved Sherin very much,” he said. “They take care of her very much.”
Anyone with information regarding Sherin’s disappearance is being asked to call Richardson police at 972-744-4800.