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Teen Met Man She Allegedly Ran Away With at Church. But They Got Close After She Befriended His Daughter

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On March 5, 16-year-old Amy Yu went missing. She was last seen standing at a bus stop with her younger brother John.

As Dearly previously reported, her mom initially reported her as a runaway because she believed that Yu had disappeared with a 45-year-old man named Kevin Esterly. According to the Allentown, Pennsylvania Police, Yu and Esterly are said to be in a “secret relationship.”

Yu and Esterly first met at the church both of their families attend, the Allentown Morning Call reports. According to WFMZ-TV, the pair became close when the teen befriended Esterly's oldest daughter, traveling on multiple family vacations with the Esterly family.

Yu's mom told authorities that she found text messages on her daughter's phone that made it seem as though Esterly was her “boyfriend.” However, it appears as though Yu's mom was the only one aware of the red flags.

WFMZ-TV spoke with individuals who know Yu and Esterly well. They said no one noticed anything weird between the teen and the father and are “shocked” by what is happening.

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