Police believe child is in grave, immediate danger
RICHARDSON, Texas - The Richardson Police Department issued an Amber Alert Saturday afternoon after a 3-year-old girl was abducted.
Sherin Mathews is described as a 3-year-old
girl that weighs about 22 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes and is
about 3 feet tall.
KSAT-TV reports she was last seen Oct. 7 wearing a pink top and black pajama bottoms.
She's believed to be in grave/immediate
danger. According to reports, the girl suffers from developmental issues
and has limited verbal communication skills.
Her father, Wesley Mathews, was arrested
Saturday and charged with abandoning or endangering a child he left his
daughter in a backyard alley around 3 a.m. as a form of punishment for
not drinking milk, according to NBC affiliate. When he returned 15
minutes later, Sherin Mathews was gone.
Mathews told police he saw coyotes in the alley where he left his daughter.
The search for the toddler continues.
Those with information about her abduction are asked to call the Richardson Police Department at 972-744-4801.