Saturday 21 September 2019

Father of girl (3) now claims she died choking on her milk as her body is found near her home

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The father of a three-year-old girl whose body was discovered after she was reported missing from her home, has changed his story about what happened to her.

Wesley Mathews reported his daughter Sherin (3) missing from their home after he claimed he sent her outside at 3am for not drinking her milk.

The little girl's body was found Sunday in a culvert about a half a mile from the family’s home. Police said dental records confirmed it was her, according to Fox 4 news.

Mattthews has since changed his statement and said he moved Sherin's body from their home after she died choking on her milk.

“Wesley Mathews said she wouldn’t listen to him. Eventually, the three-year-old girl began to drink her milk. Wesley Mathews then physically assisted the three-year-old girl in drinking the milk,” the affidavit states.

It goes on to say Sherin began to choke and her breathing slowed. Mathews told detectives she had no pulse and he believed she was dead.

He admitted to removing her body from the home, the affidavit states.

Richardson police said the charges against Mathews could be upgraded or modified depending on what is revealed in the medical examiner’s report. Charges could also be filed against another person, police said.

Mathews’ wife, Sini Mathews, originally told police she was asleep when her daughter disappeared. She reportedly worked with police to help identify the body but has not provided any other information about what happened to her.

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