45-Year-Old Man Signed 16-Year-Old Out of School Multiple Times Before Both Disappeared

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Amy Yu, 16 and Kevin Esterly, 45 have both been missing since March 5. Allentown Police Department

A 45-year-old-man reportedly signed a 16-year-old out of school multiple times before both disappeared earlier this week. Kevin Esterly and Amy Yu were last seen on Monday, March 5, Allentown Police Department said.

Court documents obtained by the Allentown Morning Call claimed that Esterly had signed Yu out of Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on 10 occasions between November and February without parental permission.

A message to the school from Newsweek asking for comment was not immediately answered. CEO of the school, Susan Mauser, told the Morning Call that students could only be picked up by people on an emergency contact list provided by parents, but did not say whether Esterly was on Yu's list.

Mauser told the paper that the school was checking to see whether protocols had been followed and were cooperating fully with law enforcement.

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.

In another incident on February 15, police attended Yu's home and there told Esterly and his wife, Stacey, to stay away from the house. The reason why Esterly and his wife were at Yu's home, or why Yu's mother called the police in the first place, has not been reported.

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Amy Yu, 16 and Kevin Esterly, 45 have both been missing since March 5. Allentown Police Department

Allentown Police Department put out a missing persons alert on Wednesday, March 7 saying that both had last been seen on Monday and "could possibly be endangered." Authorities said the two are possibly traveling together in a two-door 1999 red Honda Accord with the license plate KLT 0529.

Police describe Yu as a 4'10 Asian female weighing around 90 lbs while Esterly is described as a 5'9 white male weighing 185 lbs.

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Yu's brother, John, told local station WFMZ that the family knew Esterly from church and that the families were friendly until Yu's mother found hundreds of text messages from the married man on her daughter's phone.

The court documents reportedly said that Esterly was last seen by his wife around 6 am on Monday and that she had told authorities his personal documents were no longer at the house and $4,000 had been taken from her bank account.

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