Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Parents of Missing 3-Year-Old Texas Girl Not Cooperating With Police

Parents of Missing 3-Year-Old Texas Girl Not Cooperating With Police

Sherin Mathews was last seen on Saturday by her father, Wesley Mathews, at 3 a.m. behind their home after he says he put her there as punishment.

In a major development in the disappearance of 3-year-old Indian-American girl Sherin Mathews in Texas, the police have now found that a vehicle from the Mathews' household was absent from the house, just an hour after Sherin is said to have gone missing. Police said, however, that there have been no indications Williams might have been harmed by the coyotes.

It seems that Sherin's foster father is the only witness for her missing.

Following Mathews arrest, police in Richardson, Texas released new details about the timeline of the night Sherin disappeared, according to local television station KXAS-TV. He then went out to search for her on his own but went back home when he couldn't find her, said Richardson Police Sgt. Kevin Perlich. Sherin's mother, Sini Mathews, has not been charged with any crime.

According to reports, the police have confiscated Wesley's passport and have made him wear an electronic ankle monitor to track his movements. "He elected to call the police shortly after 8 o'clock".

"We are expanding our investigation to go out further from the home, trying to get some type of a lead on the vehicles or anything", Perlich said.

The search for the girl has expanded beyond the neighborhood and police are contacting sex offenders and businesses in the area that could potentially have useful surveillance video.

The 37-year-old father was arrested Saturday morning for child abandonment.

Williams is said to have developmental issues such as limited verbal communication skills.

Perlich said Mathews and his wife adopted Sherin, who was malnourished when the couple took her in.

Sherin is described as 3-feet tall and 22 pounds with black hair. Investigators are also now reviewing footage from surveillance cameras, cellphones and laptops to try to determine the whereabouts of the child.

"I don't know what happened", said Philip Mathew, who arrived at the parent's home on Monday evening with other family members, but no one answered the door, yet he insisted that the parents are good people, "they're nice people".

Sherin, an adopted child from India, would wake up in the middle of the night, Mathews said.

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