Sherin Mathews\' 4 Year Old Sister Will Soon Leave Foster Care To Live With Extended Family

Richardson police and other agencies scoured the city for 3-year-old Sherin Mathews after her disappearance was reported on Oct. 7. Her body was found Oct. 22.

Oct. 7

3 a.m.: Sherin Mathews is reportedly last seen by her father, who said he put her in an alley near the family's home because she refused to drink her milk. Wesley Mathews said the 3-year-old was gone when he went to check on her 15 minutes later. The father later told police he did laundry and went inside to wait for her to return.

4 to 5 a.m.: Police said the Mathews family's maroon Acura was gone at that time and asked people in the area to check surveillance videos for the SUV.

8 a.m.: Police are called about Sherin's disappearance.

2:10 p.m.: An Amber Alert is issued for Sherin.

Evening: Wesley Mathews is arrested and charged with endangering a child.

Oct. 8

2:30 p.m.: The Amber Alert is discontinued because of a lack of tips.

Evening: Wesley Mathews is released from jail after posting bail.

Oct. 9

Wesley and Sini Mathews' 4-year-old daughter is removed from the home by Child Protective Services.

Oct. 10

7 p.m.: Richardson police and an FBI team enter the family's house with a search warrant and remove many items, including the washing machine and dryer, contents of a vacuum and electronics.

Oct. 11

2 p.m.: Kent Starr, the attorney for Sini Mathews, speaks to reporters outside the family's home, stressing that she did not face any charges and that the husband and wife love Sherin.

Oct. 22

11 a.m.: Officials searching less than a mile from Sherin's home discover the body of a small child in a culvert. Police are awaiting positive identification.

Oct. 23

A Dallas County judge postpones a custody hearing involving the Mathewses' 4-year-old daughter, leaving the girl in foster care for another three weeks. After the court appearance, Wesley Mathews and his attorney go to police and the father offers a new version of events. He is arrested. 

Oct. 24

The body found in the culvert is identified as Sherin Mathews. 

Oct. 31

Sherin Mathews is buried in a private ceremony at an undisclosed location.

*Times are approximate.

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