Special-Needs Three-Year-Old Missing After Father Kicks Her Outside At 3 AM As Punishment

Sherin Mathews has been missing since October 7.

Sherin Mathews has been missing since October 7.

3-Year-Old Sherin Mathews Missing

Richardson, TX – The search continues for Sherin Mathews, age three, who was reported missing by her father on Saturday, October 7.

She was last seen by her father, Wesley Mathews, about 3 AM Saturday, in the 900 block of Sunningdale in Richardson, according to NBC DFW.  

Police said that Wesley Mathews told detectives that he told Sherin to stand next to a tree behind the fence at their home as punishment for not drinking her milk.  The tree is located in an alley behind their home.

Wesley Mathews told detectives that he returned about 15 minutes later, and discovered Sherin was missing.

Police said that he told them that he knew coyotes had been seen in the area where he left his daughter.  No evidence was found at the scene that would indicate coyotes had been there, had attacked the child, or dragged her away.

Richardson Police Sgt. Kevin Perlich said that Sherin’s father didn’t notify police that she was missing until five hours later, and that the delay was “certainly concerning to us.”

He said, “That does not seem like a normal response that one would do if you have a missing child.”

Sherin is described as being three feet tall and weighing about 22 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a pink top, black pajama bottoms, and pink flip-flops.

Police said that she has “developmental issues and has limited communication skills.”  She was adopted two years ago by the Mathews family from an orphanage in India.

Wesley Mathews said that Sherin was malnourished when he and his wife adopted her, and told detectives that it wasn’t unusual for her to wake up late at night.

Sgt. Perlich said eating late at night apparently helped increase her weight, and might explain why she was being punished at 3 AM.

Texas Child Protective Services officials said that they have had contact with the Mathews family before, but could not release more information because it was confidential.  They removed Sherin’s four-year-old sister from the home on Monday, and placed her in protective custody.

An AMBER Alert was issued for Sherin after Wesley Mathews reported her missing, but it has since been canceled. The cancellation was expected because there was an absence of significant information that an abduction has occurred and no suspect information. It does not mean that there has been a change in circumstances.

Sherin’s father was arrested Saturday on a charge of abandoning or endangering a child.  He posted bond of $250,000 on Sunday night and was released from jail.

The investigation is ongoing, and Sgt. Perlich said detectives have seized three vehicles, laptops, and cell phones, from the family. He said that surveillance video in the area is being reviewed.

Police said that Sherin’s mother is not facing any charges at this time.

The family attended Emmanuel Bible Chapel in Irving, and church elder Jose Cherian said that the mother was “very worried and depressed.”  Her name was not released.

It’s not known at this time if the child was abducted, or was actually left outside as Mathews claims.

Anyone with information about Sherin Mathews or her location is asked to contact the Richardson Police Department at 972-744-4800.

  • Gobby Cow

    What type of ass wipe forces a 3 year child outside at 3 o’clock in the morning?

  • JBo

    There is no punishment available, even in fantasy, that would serve justice in this case.

    • KEYSTONELIGHT

      If I could have him for about 2 hours, me and my nice sharp old timer pocket knife could slowly skin him out like a squirrel and of course taking a beer break about every 10 minutes..I could make him think about what he had done..After I finish him off, then it will be satans turn to take over with him down in hell…….!

      • rappinronreagan

        I was just skimming through the bible couldn’t find anything in there about skinning and then killing another human as a Godly thing to do. I will keep looking…..

        • KEYSTONELIGHT

          You probably won’t find anything Godly about killing a Special Needs innocent little 3 year old Child but you keep lookin & be sure & let me know if you find anything……..Have a nice evening…☺.!

  • Dennis Schmidt

    (1.) He’s full of shit, he knows what happened to her. (2.) If shes found alive he needs his beaten to pulp. ( 3.) If she’s not found or found dead…..he needs to be beaten to death!

    • Remo_5_0

      Yes, drinking milk at 3 am, BS! He did not just have her stand outside, the sad truth will be uncovered soon and then he does need beaten to death.

  • jennifer 0.2

    The orphanage just sold this child to the highest bidder, she was technically already living with a coyote.

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    • Treadingjello

      This kind of thing happens way too often from orphanages in 3rd world areas. It’s heartbreaking.

  • KEYSTONELIGHT

    Prayers that this little child is found safe and sound….!

    • Beetlebailey

      I concur. I honestly don’t want to know the details; it’s getting harder to not mistrust everyone these days.

      • KEYSTONELIGHT

        Yes it is and that’s a shame…Unfortunately it’s the wicked world we live in today…A regular Sodom & Gomorrah…..!

  • ProUSAProGOD

    If this story is true, let’s make the man stand next to the tree (chained or tied to it) on a stormy night (preferably a snowstorm – although not likely in Texas-how about during a tornado) all night, in nothing but his pajamas. What a thing to do with a sweet looking kid like her! I bet there’s more to the story that he’s not telling the police.

    • KEYSTONELIGHT

      Yes there is, like he done away with her….That’s as nice as know how to put it…. 🙁

      • ProUSAProGOD

        If that’s the case (which I strongly suspect it is – have seen too many crimes committed against children – even one case is too much), we can take comfort that she’s in the arms of our Lord.

        • KEYSTONELIGHT

          Yes Sir…It’s the only way to deal with situations like that and keep your sanity, knowing She’s with the Lord…..!

  • Sonny’s Mom

    And where was the mother while all this was going on?

  • Treceda Schmid

    think they need to check on friends to see if he gave her to someone to abuse..can’t help but panic over the fate of this child but that monster did something with her. When coyotes attack they kill their prey then take it off. past experience with this. Also coyotes have killing fields if they do drag something off. usually within a mile or so of where they find prey. But I feel as though this man got rid of that baby because she had problems..why would he wait 5 long hours to call for help?