Police have discovered the body of a girl, which they say is likely to be of a three-year-old Indian girl who went missing for last two weeks when her foster father reportedly sent her outside alone late in the night as punishment for not finishing her milk.
Sherin Mathews with developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills was last seen outside her family’s backyard in Richardson, Dallas on October 7.
The remains of a child have been found in a tunnel beneath a road, expressing apprehension that it was “most likely” of Mathews, the Richardson Police said on Sunday.
With the help of search dogs, the body was found in a culvert beneath a road around 11 am. Police have not released any details about how the child died.
They, however, indicated they had no reason to believe that the body of a different child had been found. The identification process is going on. The medical examiner is trying to examine the cause of death.
Sherin’s foster father, Wesley Mathews, 37, was arrested on a charge of abandoning or endangering a child. A day later, he was released from custody after posting $250,000 bond.
The police were not alerted to her disappearance until about five hours later.