Authorities in Texas discovered the body of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews Sunday, who disappeared in the early morning hours of October 7. Her body was identified using dental records, police confirmed Tuesday.
The little girl’s adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, was arrested Monday night and faces a felony charge of injury to a child after telling police Sherin died after she choked on milk, and that he moved her body afterwards. He is being held on a $1 million bond.
Read on for more information and photos to remember Sherin by:
Sgt. Kevin Perlich, a spokesman for the Richardson Police Department, said that Wesley and his wife, Sini, “adopted Sherin about two years ago from an orphanage in India,” The Washington Post reported.
A Facebook page dedicated to the darling girl, “Where is Sherin Mathews,” posted photos of an orphanage that Sherin is thought to be from:
Many have taken to social media to post their emotions on the case.
“Love you…Will remember you forever baby.. Cute little angel may your soul rest in peace. See you in the paradise,” @SheebaSinto tweeted:
“I’m sorry, you weren’t loved in this world, many people love you now and pray that your soul rests in peace💔😭 #SherinMathews,” @alesha_amin wrote:
The community came together only hours after Sherin’s body was found and hundreds of people gathered for a vigil in Sherin’s honor: