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FBI searching home of missing girl in Richardson

Dad of missing girl did laundry before calling police

  • RICHARDSON, Texas — Four days after 3-year-old Sherin Mathews is reported missing, much of the attention Tuesday was on the home.
  • A friend of the family says Wesley and his wife were not in the home.
  • Richardson police called Tuesday’s executed search warrant a “natural progression of the investigation.”
  • Wesley was arrested after telling officers he forced his daughter to go outside and stand next to a tree in an alley behind their home because she wouldn’t drink her milk.
  • Police are sharing details of what a Richardson father says he did for five hours between sending his young daughter outside for misbehavior and calling the police department to report her missing.

Wesley Mathews told police that about 15 minutes after putting Sherin outside, he checked on her and noticed she was gone. He told police he searched the immediate area around his house but couldn't find her. 

RICHARDSON, Texas — Four days after 3-year-old Sherin Mathews is reported missing, much of the attention Tuesday was on the home.

In the afternoon, an attorney from McKinney, identified as Gregg Gibbs, spent close to an hour at the home. The attorney had no comment on who he was representing or whether he was representing anyone.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers executed another search warrant. It started with a few Richardson officers walking in and out of the front door.

Her father, Wesley Mathews, was the last person to see her. He faces charges of child endangerment and has since bonded out. A friend of the family says Wesley and his wife were not in the home.

Just before 7 p.m. FBI agents had arrived. More than a dozen members of the Evidence Response Team met on the front lawn. For the first time in four days, crime tape surrounded the home, including a portion of the alley behind their home.

One FBI Evidence team moved inside the home and another team stayed outside. They canvassed the front yard thoroughly. Agents walked side by side looking down on the front lawn.

FBI searching home of missing girl in Richardson

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