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Drones Being Used In Search Of Missing Indian Child In Texas:- It has almost been 11 days, since a 3-year old Indian girl, Sherin Mathews, disappeared, after her foster father left her in an alley at 3 am for not drinking her milk. Now, in a recent development, the police in Richardson, Texas, are using drones in the search of the little girl.
Sherin disappeared on October 7, after her adoptive father Wesley Mathews told police he left her outside their home at 3 am as punishment. The investigators are cautiously optimistic, despite it being more than ten days since the toddler went missing.
“We’re always hopeful that we can find her alive, but time is our enemy. So, we’re trying to progress as quickly as we possibly can in this case,” Sergent Kevin Perlich said.
Richardson Police Department was being helped by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Officer and Mansfield Police Department with the search for Sherin Mathews in an undisclosed location. The police put their efforts in a field near Richland College, where she went missing. The college is less than 3 km from Sherin’s Richardson home. Multiple searches in “areas of interest they had developed during the course of the investigation, including fields, creeks and wooded areas, had been conducted, said the police.
Later, to help with the search, cadaver dogs were seen arriving at the scene. The authorities told local media that they found “objects of interest,” earlier in the day. But, they did not specify what those objects were or how they are related to the case. In the search for Sherin, drones are being used to help law enforcement officers.
“Detectives will evaluate the results of today’s efforts while the investigation continues,” Richardson police said on Facebook. They will continue to perform “specific searches” like this as tips come in, added the police. The same area was searched on Friday, but they want to make sure they did not miss anything. Furthermore, the police say the family’s SUV disappeared for an hour the morning Sherin disappeared.
With surveillance video of the vehicle, investigators are asking any neighbors, to come forward. Meanwhile, a sign outside the Mathews’ family home was put by a priest, calling on Sherin’s parents to “tell the truth.”
“We the community are never going to stop until we find Sherin,” said Thomas Ambalevelil. Mathews’ parents both remain “uncooperative,” according to police.
Shortly after Wesley Mathews was arrested, custody of their other biological daughter, age 4, was taken by Child Protective Services. After the incident, Wesley has been arrested and on a charge of child endangerment had been bonded out. As the investigation continues, he has been ordered to wear an ankle monitor.