A three-year-old girls body has been found after her father originally claimed he sent her outside as a punishment for not drinking her milk.

WARNING: Some details in this story may distress some readers

A couple of weeks age we shared that Wesley Mathews, 37, had been arrested for suspected child endangerment for the treatment of his daughter, Sherin.

He was taken into custody after reporting the incident to authorities and was released on bond, according to police in Richardson, north of Dallas, reports YAhoo.


“Mathews said he directed his daughter to stand near a large tree at approximately 3 a.m. (on Saturday) because she wouldn’t drink her milk,” an arrest affidavit said.

The father told police he checked on her about 15 minutes later and she was gone, the affidavit said.

About five hours after sending her outside, Mathews called police to report her missing, a police spokesman said.

UPDATE 25 October

A totally heartbreaking update, Police have discovered the body of the young girl who went missing.

The father has since told police that he watched his daughter choke on milk and die, and then removed her body from the home, according to an arrest affidavit.

“He had been trying to get the 3 year old girl to drink her milk in the garage” early October 7, the affidavit said. “Wesley Mathews said she wouldn’t listen to him.”

At that point, Mathews said that he “physically assisted” Sherin in drinking her milk and that the girl choked on the drink.

“She was coughing and her breathing slowed. Eventually, Wesley Mathews no longer felt a pulse on the child and believed she had died,” the affidavit said.

Then, he told police, he removed her body from the home.

He has been charged with injury to a child, a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison, and is being held on a $1 million bond, police said.

He had previously claimed that his adopted daughter, Sherin, went missing October 7 after he sent her alone into an alley as punishment for refusing to drink her milk.

Police said Sherin’s mother was asleep during the incident and has not been charged. Her attorney said she has cooperated with authorities in trying to help identify Sherin’s body.

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  • Hope he gets the book thrown at him and ends up in jail for a long time.


  • I feel like throwing up. Monster. Monster. Monster. That little girl deserved to be loved.


  • This is so awful! I can’t understand why people do things like this to children. The article says she was an adopted daughter- so why adopt a child if you aren’t going to love them and care for them the way they deserve?


  • For a start who in their right mind would send a 3 year old child outside for 15minutes alone at anytime let alone 3 in the morning. He should never have been let out on bail. I hope he gets life in prison. That beautiful little girl has lost her life because she wouldn’t drink her milk? I don’t believe him


  • This is so so sad. I think its just heart breaking , and also unbelieveable that these types horrendous things that happen around the world, almost to hard to believe.


  • OMG!! Firstly you don’t have a child up at 3am trying to feed when they don’t want it! And why on earth would he send her outside as punishment?!?!
    If he was doing nothing wrong why didn’t he call an ambo straight away???!!! This absolutely infuriates me, he should get life wth no possibility of parole!!! He needs to suffer the rest of his life!!!


  • At 3am ? and how important is milk ?? What a sick man !
    Heartbreaking !!
    RIP little Sherin.


  • OMG this made me physically retch. How? Why? Who does that? This is sickening and justice must be served.


  • tell the other prisoners what he did and let them sort him out. R.I.P. little one.


  • Oh my! So it was really her. :-( Terrible what the father did. And then he tried to hide it. Poor little girl!!


  • This man is not a father he’s a monster who deserves the full brunt of karma. RIP to the little angel taken too soon. This is so sad ????


  • Oh, I’ve just read that they found a child’s body, and it’s possibly this little girl! :-(


  • 3am!? What the hell? something sus going on there. Poor little girl.


  • They are still searching for the little girl. But where can she be??
    I hope the father is not hiding anything. :-(


  • At first, I saw no problem, it was basically a time out. Then I read it was 3am and only for not drinking milk! OMG what is wrong with some people. And why wait so long to report her missing? Cos he knew he was wrong I reckon and would be in trouble. Hope she’s found safe and sound soon


  • Sent outside for not drinking her milk … and at 3am … what the hell was he thinking!!?? And why did he not report her missing sooner?? It doesn’t add up ……. praying she is found safe and well, and hoping justice is served on the dad!


  • For not drinking her milk ? at 3am ? No way !!


  • What was the father thinking?? 3am?? Crazy!


  • The father was in the wrong,who would send a three year old outside at 3am.Lets hope she is found safe and well.


  • And apparently it’s also an area wildcats of some sort are known to frequent. Stupid man, poor child.


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