Sherin Mathews, the three-year-old Indian girl missing for over two weeks, is dead, US police said today.
Sherin, who had developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, was last seen outside her family'sbackyard in Richardson city in Texas on October 7.
The Richardson Police earlier announced that they discovered the remains of a small child in a tunnel beneath a road, expressing apprehension that it was "most likely" that of Sherin. The body was found about one km from the house ofher adoptive parents Wesley and Sini Mathews.
Police said medical examiners used dental records to identify the child. Her cause of death is still pending. The Richardson Police Department has re-arrested the foster father of the girl. Mathews, 37, who hails from Kerala, was booked into the Richardson City Jail on a USD one million bond.
Mathews and his wife Sini reportedly adopted Sherin two years ago from an orphanage in Bihar.