Documents: Father of missing Texas toddler says she choked on milk then died

DALLAS, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The father of a missing north Texas toddler has changed his original story, now saying the girl choked on milk then died. 

KXAS reports Wesley Matthews, father of 3-year-old Sherin Matthews, told police he removed her body from the home after the choking incident, which he says began after he tried to get her to drink milk in the garage of the family's Richardson, Texas, home in the early morning hours of October 7th.  

"Eventually the 3-year-old girl began to drink the milk," according to court documents obtained by KXAS. "Wesley Mathews then physically assisted the 3-year-old girl in drinking the milk. The 3-year-old girl began to choke. She was coughing and her breathing slowed. Eventually, Wesley Mathews no longer felt a pulse on the child and believed she had died."

Matthews originally told detectives he left Sherin outside at 3:00 a.m. because she refused to drink the milk, and when he went to check on her 15 minutes later, she was gone. 

The body of a young child was recovered near the Matthews' home Sunday, but positive identification is still pending. 

Matthews was charged with felony Injury to a Child during the investigation into Sherin's disappearance. 


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