Police she is in grave or immediate danger.
According to KING 5, Matthews told police that he took his three-year-old daughter outside at 3 in the morning and told her to stand near a large tree in their back yard.
He has told investigators coyotes have been seen in the alley, but they say there's no indication one may have dragged the girl away.
An Amber Alert was issued Saturday for a missing girl who was abducted from San Francisco, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Sherin was last seen wearing a pink top, flip flops and black pyjama bottoms.
Police arrested her father, Wesley Mathews, on Saturday evening. Matthews' bond is set at $250,000.
However, her parents did not report her missing until 8 a.m., police said.
"The family has had contact with CPS previously, however details are confidential", Gonzales said. He said, "God will reward you". The family vehicles also have been seized, and are being searched for evidence.
A spokesperson told the Dallas Morning News that the couple has a 4-year-old daughter and she was removed from the home on Monday and placed in foster care. There's still no sign of Sherin Mathews. He said authorities are casting a broad net in determining what happened to the girl.
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