Authorities found missing three-year-old girl’s body.
When Wesley Matthews left 3- year old Sherin out of their home in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk, nobody imagined authorities would find her lifeless body in a culvert a few weeks later.
Wesley, 37, left Sherin out in an alleyway near their home in the early hours of Oct. 7 as punishment for not drinking her milk, and Texas authorities now believe that a body discovered around 11am last Sunday in a culvert beneath a road is that of the toddler’s, Inside Edition reported.
While a medical examiner has yet to see the child’s body and make a positive identification, police said it is “most likely” Sherin Mathews.
The Richardson Police Department added that the location where the body was found is close to the Mathews’ home, and in their investigation, police discovered that someone had driven the family’s SUV away from the Mathews’ home then returned an hour later on the morning that the little girl went missing.
In previous reports, Wesley initially told police that he checked on Sherin 15 minutes after he left her outside, but authorities said he didn’t report her missing until hours later.
Authorities subsequently raised an Amber Alert for Sherin, who has a developmental disability and who the Mathews family adopted from India, and they’ve gone door-to-door, and taken a number of items from the family’s home for testing: vacuum cleaner, trash bags, hair fibers, cell phones and laptops, DNA swabs, receipts, grass and other debris from three vehicles belonging to the Mathews family, according to Inside Edition.
Additionally, investigation revealed that child protection services had previous run-ins with the family, and police initially charged Mathews with child endangerment and he was released on bond, reports said.
Authorities have also removed their four year old daughter from the home.