3-year-old missing case; Federal Bureau of Investigation raids Kochi man's house in US

Wesley Mathews

According to NBC-DFW, Mathews allegedly went back inside the house to do laundry and waited for the child to return on her own.

FBI investigators and Richardson police executed a search warrant Tuesday afternoon to scour for clues that might lead to Sherin, who's been missing since early Saturday morning after her father told police he was punishing her at 3 a.m. for not drinking her milk by making her stand outside by a tree.

Investigators say 3-year-old Sherin Mathews was last seen by her father around 3 a.m.in Richardson, Texas, according to KXAS.

Wesley Mathews told police he had placed his daughter outside the house early morning as a punishment for not drinking her milk. Sherin Mathews, who lives in Texas in the United States (US) was asked to go out of her home and stand near a tree in the backyard at 3 am on Saturday.

Wesley and his wife Sini Mathews adopted Sherin two years ago from an orphanage in India.

We are now looking for a 3-year-old child.

She is described as Asian, about 3 feet tall and 22 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police told The Associated Press that she suffers from a developmental disability and has difficulty communicating.

Little Sherin was last seen wearing black pajama bottoms, pink flip flops and a pink shirt, police said in a statement. Richardson Police Department spokesman Kevin Perlich told local media that Wesley Mathews had called police five hours after his daughter went missing.

Mathews posted his $250,000 bond and was out of jail Sunday night. When he came out of the home, he said his client was distraught and did not offer any more information about what might have happened to the 3-year-old. A CPS spokeswoman, Marissa Gonzales, said the agency has had dealings with the family before, but she declined to release additional information. Wesley Mathews has not yet entered a plea.

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

"During the past three days, numerous searches have been conducted around the neighborhood and surrounding areas where Sherin's adoptive father last reported seeing her on Saturday morning".

That may explain why she was punished at 3 a.m., he said.

Richardson police and people from Texas have been on an overdrive trying to find Sherin.

The Mathews are reportedly no longer cooperating with police and have retained an attorney.

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