Sherin Mathews, the three-year-old Indian girl missing for over two weeks is dead, US police said today. Sherin, who had developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, was last seen outside her family’s backyard in Richardson city in Texas on October 7. The foster father of a 3-year-old Indian girl had told police that his daughter choked while drinking milk and he removed her body from the house as he “believed she had
A warrant issued against the father read, he “physically assisted” Sherin in drinking her milk when she wouldn’t listen to him. “She was coughing and her breathing slowed,” the warrant reads. “Eventually, Wesley Mathews no longer felt a pulse on the child and believed she had died.”
The Richardson Police earlier announced that they discovered the remains of a small child in a tunnel beneath a road, expressing apprehension that it was “most likely” that of Sherin. The body was found about one km from the house of her adoptive parents, Wesley and Sini Mathews.
Police said medical examiners used dental records to identify the child. Her cause of death is still pending. The Richardson Police Department has re-arrested the foster father of the girl, Wesley Mathews, 37. Mathews, who hails from Kerala, was booked into the Richardson City Jail on a USD one million bond.
Mathews and his wife Sini reportedly adopted Sherin two years ago from an orphanage in Bihar.