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Missing Pennsylvania girl found in Mexico, man arrested

19 March 2018, 04:12 | Bernice Figueroa

Police: Missing Allentown Teen, 45-Year-Old Man Located In Mexico

There have been no reported sightings of Amy Yu 16 and Kevin Esterly 45 since March 8

Almost two weeks after a 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl vanished with a 45-year-old man, the pair was found Saturday in Mexico and the man was arrested, authorities say.

Both are being returned to the USA and a charge of interference with the custody of a child awaits Esterly's extradition.

Where is Amy Yu?

The pair was located in Playa del Carmen yesterday and are being returned to the US.

Yu is friends with one of Esterly's four daughters, with Amy's family saying the pair met initially at church years ago. Police say they developed a 'secretive relationship'.

An Amber alert was issued in Mexico for the teen.

Once back in the United States, arrangements will be made to get Amy back to Allentown to be reunited with her mother, police say.

The 45-year-old married man who was with her is under arrest, according to authorities.


School records showed that Yu was signed out of school by Esterly, who was listed as her stepfather, 10 times between November 13 and February 9. Esterly and his wife had gotten into a scuffle as she tried to look at Facebook posts on a phone, and police were called. The mother also discovers that Esterly had signed out her daughter from school at least 10 times.

Amy's mother, Mui Luu tells us Amy went to St. Luke's Hospital Sunday morning, but did not say why or when she is returning home.

Amy has been safely returned to her family in Pennsylvania, according to a statement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security investigators.

Amy was a student at Lehigh Valley Academy Charter School, which confirmed to CNN that Esterly was last present at the school February 9. Luu confronts Esterly about the secret pickups and text messages to her daughter, but he calls suspicions about him "lies and speculation", according to Luu.

Esterly had also vanished, along with $4,000 he had withdrawn from his wife's bank account.

"Kevin indicated that he was attempting to be her dad, a father figure to Amy", said attorney John Waldron, who represents Stacey.

- March 7: Allentown police issue a missing person alert for Yu and obtain a warrant for Esterly's arrest. When police find the Esterlys there, officers tell the Esterlys to go and never come back. "They were yelling about they think that Amy and Kevin are sleeping together and doing stupid stuff", Amy's brother, John, told CNN. The Morning Call reports Esterly and Yu flew to Mexico with money allegedly stolen from both their families.



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