Mother of missing Pa. teen pleads for her safe return

Mother of missing Pa. teen pleads for her safe return”

A 45-year-old man who signed a 16-year-old girl out of her Pennsylvania school 10 times before they disappeared was able to do so because she listed him as her stepfather in school documents, officials said Saturday.

Amy Yu has not been seen since March 5 when she is believed to have disappeared with Kevin Esterly, the father of one of her friends, from Allentown.

A missing person alert was issued last week by Allentown police listing both as possibly "endangered".

Police have called the relationship "secretive". They've even had Esterly over for dinner. He said due to "national media interest", the department would not release additional information as to "not hinder our investigative efforts".

Court documents seen by the paper said that Yu's mother first contacted police on February 9 after arriving at the school to find her daughter had been signed out by Esterly. He said Colonial Regional police are not involved in the missing persons investigation.

Luu said she had discovered text messages between Esterly and her daughter on Amy's phone, and it sounded like they were in a romantic relationship.

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Police have allegedly contacted Esterly's wife, who says she last saw her husband on Monday morning, and that he had withdrawn $4,000 from her bank account. Yu's charter school has also banned him from school grounds since last month. After that date, Esterly was prohibited from entering the school grounds and police were to be notified if he returned, Master wrote in an email.

The friendship was broken on February 9, when Luu found out that Esterly had been taking Amy out of school.

According to school records, investigators say Esterly signed Yu out of her school, Lehigh Valley Academy 10 times between November 13th and February 9th without her parents' permission.

"Parents update emergency cards at the start of each year and as they see fit through the year", Superintendent Joseph Roy said.

He told CBS's Meg Oliver he was upset: 'Why would a 45-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl ... like, that's disgusting!'

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