A 3-year-old girl outside Dallas is believed to be dead after her father sent her into an alley alone earlier this month for refusing to drink her milk. On Sunday, authorities discovered a small child's body about a mile from the home of Wesley Mathews, the adoptive father of toddler Sherin Mathews.
On October 7, Wesley banished Sherin to the alley behind their home for refusing milk, which he later told authorities she had to drink because she suffers from malnourishment. He claims he went out to look for her 15 minutes later, didn't see her, but decided to go back into the house to do laundry
. He didn't report her missing until the next morning. The father was arrested on child abandonment and endangerment charges on the day Sherin went missing. He's since been released on bail, but reportedly had to surrender his passport and submit to an ankle-monitoring device. Detectives now believe someone left the Mathews residence in the family's SUV on the night Sherin was missing, taking it out from roughly 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. Wesley and his wife have stopped cooperating with authorities, but are expected in court today to determine if they can regain custody of their 4-year-old daughter, who was put in foster care after Sherin went missing.