Texas Amber Alert for 3-year-old punished and sent to alley at 3 a.m.

UPDATE 10/13/17 – The Amber Alert has been deactivated per the police.  On Thursday, the police posted in a Facebook post which said the family’s 2013 Maroon Acura MDX SUV was not at the home from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Oct. 7.  Most people will not be surprised at this new information as many already felt that Wesley Mathews was lying about leaving Sherin in the alley.

The Richardson Police Department posted:

“We have information that the Mathews’ 2013 maroon Acura MDX SUV was absent from their residence on Sunningdale, between the hours of 4am to 5am on Saturday October 7th. We are asking for residents and business owners within an area where this vehicle could have traveled within that hour to review and preserve any video possibly containing this vehicle. Please keep in mind when reviewing your video, your time stamp may be different from the actual time. The photos shown here are stock photos of a 2013 Acura MDX.” #sherinmathews


UPDATE 10/10/17 – In new developments in the case, investigators have seized three vehicles, cellphones and laptops from the family. Footage from surveillance cameras in the area also is being reviewed.   The Emmanuel Bible Chapel in Irving, which the family is members of is printing up fliers and distributing them in the neighborhood.  The Mathews family adopted Sherin from an orphanage in India. She had been malnourished and Mathews told investigators it wasn’t unusual for the girl to wake up late at night to eat so that her weight would increase, Sgt. Perlich or the Richardsson Police Dept. told NBC 6 news.


Sherin Mathews, 3, is missing from Richardson, Texas.  She was last seen in the alley behind the family’s home in the 900 block of Sunningdale at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning.  Her father had sent her there as a punishment for her not drinking her milk. Wesley Mathews, Sherin’s father told police he told her to stand next to a large tree, that was located behind the fence and about 100 feet south of an alleyway from the backyard.  He stated when he checked on her 15 minutes later she was gone.  Police stated it was several hours after that before the police were called.

The police have issued an Amber Alert and are currently searching for Sherin.

Wesley Mathews, 37, has been arrested, and Sherin’s mom has been taken into the police station for questioning, reports Fox 4 news.

Sharon has has development issues and limited verbal communication skills.  She is 3 feet tall and 22 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a pink top, black pajama bottoms and pink flip-flops.

Anyone with information is asked to call Richardson police at 972-744-4800.

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