A teenage girl who hit the headlines nationwide in March after being brought to Mexico by an elderly man in March is reported missing.
Amy Yu, 16, is said to have fled VisionQuest, a residential program for vulnerable youth, in Greene Township, Pennsylvania, in the early hours of Monday (July 23) along with two other girls
Allentown Assistant Police Chief Gail Struss said the department was advised by Yu's disappearance if she tries to return to the city, reports Associated Press
The police said Yu should wear trousers, a sweatshirt and dark sneakers with light soles. She may or may not have braided her hair.
It is also believed that Yu is with two other girls housed in Vision Quest, Nicole Richards and Ajah Linares. The police said none of the girls posed a threat to the public.
Yu's mother described her anxiety when her daughter disappeared for the second time in a matter of months.
"I am very sad, I say, how is she from this place? I thought this place was safe for her, so I am very sad and worried," said Mui Luu to the WFMZ.
Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of the three adolescents is interviewed to contact PSP Chambersburg at 71
The teenager was admitted to the Youth Facility after running to Mexico with the 45-year-old Kevin Esterly on March 5. The couple was eventually tracked down and returned to the US almost two weeks later
Esterly was arrested on suspicion of involvement in police custody of a child and is currently being held in Lehigh County Prison instead of a $ 500,000 bail.
The couple was believed to have a romantic relationship with each other, met in a church a few years ago. Yu was reportedly a friend of Esterly's teenage daughters.
In May, Estery's estranged Mrs. Stacey appeared in an episode of . Phil said she did not believe the relationship between the girl and the 45-year-old was sexual, but admitted that she was "jealous" of the couple.
"I do not want in my heart I believe that they were sexual, and I hope that this was just a falling in love with him when he tried to help her as a father figure," she said.
"I was very jealous and I was jealous of the last eighth month because I'm his wife and I did not get the attention I was supposed to get." Amy got more attention than myself. "