Richardson Missing Girl; Photos from the Investigation

The FBI Evidence Response team arrived at the home Tuesday, about 30 minutes after Richardson police knocked on the door with a search warrant.

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The girl's father allegedly told detectives he directed the girl to stand next to a tree behind the fence at their home after she wouldn't drink her milk.
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Police confirm Sherin is still considered missing and said no arrests have been made.
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Sherin Mathews was reportedly last seen by her father, Wesley Mathews, in the early morning hours of Saturday.
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At 3:15 a.m., Mathews said he walked outside and realized his daughter was not standing at the tree he had told her to stand at, about 15 minutes prior.
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He reportedly punished the girl for not drinking her milk.
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The girl has developmental issues and limited speech, according to authorities.
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The tree is about 100 feet from the family home along Sunningdale in Richardson.
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Mathews then set out to look for her, according to Sgt. Kevin Perlich of the Richardson Police Department.
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Mathews then set out to look for her, according to Sgt. Kevin Perlich of the Richardson Police Department. He returned home, hoping the girl would find her way back home on her own, according to Perlich.
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Then, according to what Mathews told police, he did a load of laundry before calling 911 at 8:12 a.m.
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The girl’s mother was reportedly asleep during the incident, according to the investigation. She is not facing charges at this time.
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Many people have volunteered since an Amber Alert was sent out Saturday afternoon.
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The alert was discontinued on Monday because of a lack of leads, according to police.
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Ordinary citizens, along with police officers and agents with the FBI, US Marshals Office, have been leaving nothing unturned in the search for the special needs girl.
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Police have canvassed the area where Mathews said he last saw his daughter, looked inside the family’s house and around the Richland Meadows Neighborhood for any sign of the child.
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Police say there’s no evidence the toddler was abducted.
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An FBI Evidence Response team was at the home of the missing Richardson 3-year-old girl.
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They have expanded the search beyond the neighborhood.
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The FBI Evidence Response team arrived at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, about 30 minutes after Richardson police knocked on the door with a search warrant. The team could be seen combing for clues in the front and back yards.
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Richardson police would not elaborate on what prompted the search only saying it is where the "natural progression of the investigation" led them.
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Police confirm Sherin is still considered missing and said no arrests have been made.
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Detectives have been checking registered sex offenders in the area.
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There is a possible motive for the father’s insistence in the girl drinking milk.
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The Mathews adopted Sherin two years ago from an orphanage in India.
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Her adoptive parents had been trying to put weight on her and would feed her at what some may consider odd times of the day.
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If you have any information about this case or have seen the child, you are urged to call 911.
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