Mathews also told detectives that he knew coyotes were seen in the area where he left his daughter. The 37-year-old father admitted that he told his daughter to stand next to a tree about 100 feet away from the house across from an alley.
Mathews went outside about 15 minutes later to check on her, but Sherin was gone, the affidavit states.
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Child Protective Services removed Sherin Mathews' four-year-old sister - who is not being named - from the couple's home on October 9.
Update: Missing ChildThe search for 3-year-old Sherin Mathews continues.
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Little Sherin was last seen wearing black pajama bottoms, pink flip flops and a pink shirt, police said in a statement.
Mathews was arrested on child endangerment charges and has been released on bond. CPS spokeswoman, Marissa Gonzales, indicated that the agency dealt with the family before, but she declined to described why. Officials noted that the toddler suffers from developmental issues and has "limited verbal communication skills", according to the Dallas Morning News.
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Perlich said Mathews and his wife adopted Sherin, who was malnourished when the couple took her in. But police have said this is unlikely. He's now free on bond on a child endangerment charge. But he didn't notify police until five hours later. Richardson police confiscated their burgundy vehicle in the driveway. "That does not seem like a normal response that one would do if you have a missing child", the channel quoted Mr. Perlich as saying. "Those thorough searches involved the use of Reverse 911, trained search experts utilizing K-9 teams, helicopters and door to door canvassing", said the Richardson Police Department in a Facebook post. "During the past three days, numerous searches have been conducted around the neighborhood and surrounding areas where Sherin's adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, last reported seeing her on Saturday morning".
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The Mathews are reportedly no longer cooperating with police and have retained an attorney.