RICHARDSON- It's been five days since three-year-old Sherin Mathews was reported missing, and the community is still looking for answers.
Richardson police along with an Federal Bureau of Investigation evidence recovery team entered the house of Wesley Mathews to execute a search warrant.
She was last seen at around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday when her adoptive father left her at a tree as punishment for not drinking her milk.
Police said that Sherin Mathews was last seen in Richardson. Both parents have retained attorneys - Sherin's mother was not accused of any wrongdoing, while her father had not yet entered a plea in relation to charges leveled against him. However, the alert was discontinued on Monday afternoon due to the lack of necessary information. Mathews told police that he put Sherin outside and told her to stand next to a large tree.
In a major development in the disappearance of 3-year-old Indian-American girl Sherin Mathews in Texas, the police have now found that a vehicle from the Mathews' household was absent from the house, just an hour after Sherin is said to have gone missing.
"That does not seem like a normal response that one would do if you have a missing child", said police Sergeant Kevin Perlich, adding that is "certainly concerning us".
He has been required to wear an electronic monitoring device and surrender his passport as part of his bond conditions. "He elected to call the police shortly after 8 o'clock".
"As far as why she was out there, how long she was out there, that's the questions we have for the parents", he added.
Wesley Mathews, 37, was arrested Saturday on charges of abandoning or endangering a child. She is said to be around 3 feet tall and weighs 22 pounds.
Perlich said Mathews and his wife adopted Sherin, who was malnourished when the couple took her in.
The police are now on the look out for any possible video footage that might have captured the movement of the vehicle.
Sherin was adopted two years ago from an orphanage in India and has developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Meanwhile, members of Emmanuel Bible Chapel in Irving, where Sherin and her parents attended frequently, printed fliers with the girl's description and posted them in and around the Richland Meadows neighborhood over the weekend.