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Body of small child found during search for missing 3-year-old

23 October 2017

For weeks now, complete strangers have been dropping off gifts for the missing three-year-old at the spot behind her house where her father told police he last saw her Saturday Oct. 7 at 3 a.m.

Police say Mathews didn't contact police for five hours after he realized the child was missing. That may explain why she was punished at 3 a.m., he said. Richardson police said a positive identification has not been made, but they believe it is the body of Sherin. The medical examiner was working to determine the cause of death. Wesley is on bond, being tracked with a Global Positioning System monitor.

Sherin Mathews was reportedly placed outside by her father when she refused to drink her milk. "But we believe the body is most likely hers", a spokesperson for the Richardson police department said. They towed in the family's two SUV and a minivan, in search "potential evidence". "But I think they might have found the body of Sherin Mathews".

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Police said there have been no new arrests following the discovery of the body.

An Amber Alert was issued for Sherin after she went missing but it was discontinued the following Monday. "We're absolutely devastated right now", said Prussack. Authorities haven't yet indicated what, if anything, was found.

CBS DFW reports that the Wesleys are no longer cooperating with law enforcement.

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In related news, Sherin's parents also have a four-year-old daughter, who was moved to a foster family by the Child Protection Services. They recently hired an attorney to represent them.

Sherin stands 3 feet tall and weighs around 22 pounds. She was last seen wearing black leggings, a pink shirt and pink flip-flops. An earlier statement said that during the course of this investigation, police have developed information that has lead them to more specific areas.

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Body of small child found during search for missing 3-year-old