DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas County Medical Examiner released the body of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews but won’t say who has custody of the body.

(credit: Richardson Police Department)

The 3-year-old went missing in Richardson on October 7 and was the subject of long, endless searches through the area by a heartfelt community.

Her body was recovered a week ago less than a mile from her family’s home in Richardson.

Her adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, was arrested and charged with injury to a child, which is a felony charge.

The cause of death is still pending.