Earlier Saturday afternoon, police issued an "Amber Alert" for the missing toddler after she was reportedly last seen early Saturday morning around 3:00 a.m. The arrest affidavit states: "He directed his daughter to stand near a large tree at 3 a.m. because she wouldn't drink her milk". The tree is across an alley from the home. When he went to get her 15 minutes later, she was gone.
Police in this Dallas suburb are still looking for a missing child. He said the delay in reporting the matter "is certainly concerning to us". He said, "God will reward you".
Sherin Mathews' father, Wesley Mathews is charged with child endangerment. Matthews' bond is set at $250,000. A working phone number for Mathews could not be found and it's not clear if he's hired an attorney to speak on his behalf. Footage from surveillance cameras in the area also is being reviewed.
A neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymous says the Mathews had trouble conceiving their first child, a 4-year-old girl. She said CPS had been involved with the family before, but didn't elaborate on how. He says the couple adopted Sherin, who has developmental issues and limited communication skills.
As it stands, city, county and state law enforcement are all working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to try and find little Sherin Mathews. He said the police are trying to "pick up any type of scent" or clothing items that might give law enforcement a lead to help find the toddler.