The father of missing 3-year-old, Sherin Mathews who was later found dead has changed his story of what happened to her.
After being taken into custody Monday night for injury to a child, which is a first-degree felony. Wesley Mathews was previously charged with child endangerment and his bond was set at $1 million.
Mathews told police his daughter Sherin disappeared after he left her by a tree around 3 in the morning on October 7, because she wouldn’t drink her milk.
A body was found Sunday near their Richardson home, that was believed to be of the little girls.
According to reports and an arrest warrant affidavit, Mathews showed up at the Richardson Police Department with his lawyer Monday afternoon and asked to speak to detectives.
Mathews told detectives Sherin choked and died while he was trying to get her to drink her milk.
“Wesley Mathews said she wouldn’t listen to him. Eventually, the 3-year-old girl began to drink her milk. Mathews then physically assisted the 3-year-old girl in drinking the milk,” the affidavit stated.
The affidavit continues to say, Sherin began to choke and her breathing slowed. “She had no pulse and he believed she was dead”, is what Mathews then told detectives.
Mathews also admitted to removing her body from the home.
Richardson officials stated that the charges against Wesley Mathews could be upgraded or modified depending on what the medical examiners report revealed.
According to officials, charges could also be filed against another person.
Mathews’ wife, Sini Mathews, told authorities originally she was sleep when her daughter disappeared from their home. According to reports, she is working with the police to help identify the body but has not provided any other information about what happened to her daughter.
We will keep you updated with more information as the investigation continues.