Mexico authorities issued an AMBER Alert on Thursday night for a missing Pennsylvania girl who disappeared last week with a 45-year-old man.
The Philly Voice reports that police have reason to believe that 16-year-old Amy Yu, of Allentown, may be in Mexico with Kevin Esterly, a supposed family friend who reportedly was having a “secret relationship” with the teen. Esterly is accused of checking Amy out of classes early last Monday at the Lehigh Valley Academy Charter School in Bethlehem. Amy’s family hasn’t heard from her since.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Miu Yu, the mother of Amy, called school officials at Lehigh Valley Academy Charter School in Hanover Township, Northampton County, to inquire about Esterly illegally checking her child out of school on Monday, but the teen was already gone.
#AlertaAmberMx continua la búsqueda para la localización de la adolescente AMY YU de 16 años de edad. pic.twitter.com/xMW39O3bWL
— Alerta AMBER México (@AAMBER_mx) March 16, 2018
According to authorities, Amy apparently tampered with school documents and listed Esterly on the list of approved people to check her out of school. The suspect allegedly checked the teen out of school 10 times previously, between November 13 and February 9.
Further, Esterly’s wife told police he cleared $4,000 out her bank account before disappearing, and took his personal documents and identification with him. Amy’s mother said her some of her daughter’s personal belongings were missing from her room.
It’s still unclear why authorities think the pair may be in Mexico.
Esterly is described as a white male who stands 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 185 pounds. Amy is described as an Asian female who stands 4 feet 11 inches and weighs 90 pounds.
The pair may be traveling in Esterly’s red, 2-door 1999 Honda Accord with Pennsylvania license plate, KTL0529. They were last seen close to Amy’s home off of North 18th Street on early Monday morning.
Anyone with any information should contact 911 or the Allentown police at 610-437-7751 immediately.
[Feature Photo: Kevin Esterly and Amy Yu/Police Handout]