After returning home, he did a load of laundry before finally calling police at 8:12 a.m. Sherin's mother was reportedly sleeping when she went missing. Agency reports quoting United States media reports said the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched the home of the child who is missing since Saturday when her foster father reportedly sent her outside around 3 am as punishment for not drinking her milk. Attorney Kent Starr told reporters the parents have two attorneys to avoid any potential conflict of interest.
"They adopted Sherin; they love Sherin", Starr told Dallas News mentioning that Sini hasn't spoken publicly as "some individuals mourn differently". A CPS spokeswoman, Marissa Gonzales, said the agency has had dealings with the family before, but she declined to release additional information.
A three-year-old #Special needs girl remains missing after she was forced to stay outside of her home on Saturday night when she refused to drink her milk.
Investigators say 3-year-old Sherin Mathews was last seen by her father around 3 a.m.in Richardson, Texas, according to KXAS.
He left her there for 15 minutes but when he returned to check on his daughter, she was nowhere to be found, Buzzfeed reported. Police were not alerted to her disappearance until about five hours later. "That's the question we want answered as well", police Sergeant Kevin Perlich told NBC5.
"We've got a lot of folks that live in that neighborhood who have come forward to us offering up some of the videos they have", said Richardson Police Sgt. Evin Perlich.
Child Protective Services says they have removed Sherin's 4-year-old sister from the home and placed her in protective custody. Footage from surveillance cameras in the area also is being reviewed.
"We don't have any other indication or evidence that she was forcibly abducted from that area", he said.
Mathews was charged with abandoning or endangering a child.
Sherin is described as three feet tall and weighs 22 pounds, she has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a pink top, black pajama bottoms and pink flip-flops.
They said she experiences formative issues and has restricted verbal relational abilities.
The Mathews family adopted Sherin 2 years ago from an Indian orphanage.
Mathews told investigators it wasn't unusual for the girl to wake up late at night to eat so that her weight would increase, Perlich said.