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Amber Alert issued for Richardson girl; father arrested

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RICHARDSON, TEXAS – The father of a 3-year-old girl who went missing in Richardson and is the subject of an
Amber Alert has been arrested.

Wesley Mathews, father of Sherin Mathews, 3, was arrested and charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child, according to the Richardson Police Department Facebook Page.

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old girl, who police say could be in immediate danger.

Sherin Mathews was last seen by her father outside the family’s backyard Saturday at about 3 a.m., according to Richardson police.

But authorities weren’t called to the family’s home in the 900 block of Sunningdale until some five hours later, according to Sgt. Kevein Perlich.

He said search teams used dogs and went door-to-door in the family’s neighborhood this morning and into the afternoon but so far had no leads on the girl’s whereabouts.

Sherin was last seen wearing a pink top and black pajama bottoms.

The girl has developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, police said.

Site where 3 y.o. vanished in Richardson. Cops here, some neighbors out. Train track/alley in back house @wfaachannel8 pic.twitter.com/5oV9UllrgD

— Todd Unger (@ToddWFAA8) October 7, 2017

Members of the family’s church gathered outside of the home Saturday afternoon and said the girl’s parents were being interviewed at police headquarters.

Anyone with information pertaining to her whereabouts is asked to call 972-744-4801.

© 2017 WFAA-TV

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