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Esterly, Yu spotted at Philadelphia International Airport

For the first time since they disappeared, information has surfaced about the movements of 16-year-old Amy Yu and 45-year-old Kevin Esterly.

The couple was spotted at Philadelphia International Airport on March 5, boarding a plane to Dallas.

Fellow passenger Frank Castorvinci took notice of them when the two started asking people to switch seats with them so they could sit together. 

"Just started thinking I wonder if he adopted this young girl," said Castorvinci.

Castorvinci says Yu was quiet during the flight and Esterly appeared fatherly at first.

"But then I saw her leaning on him and what, you know, daughters do, but just the way he was rubbing her leg it just didn't seem like a father daughter situation," said Castorvinci.

Police say they believe Esterly's Red 1999 Honda, license plate KLT 0529, was ditched in Philadelphia.

Whether at the airport or in the area, it remains to be seen.

Court records say Esterly took $4,000 from his estranged wife's bank account before fleeing.

A person close to Mrs. Esterly says the family is in shock, especially with Esterly still at large.

Esterly has four young daughters and is the coach of a girls soccer team, but recent events shifted the public image he portrayed on Facebook and caused a firestorm on social media.

Thousands of posts on the disappearance are blasting Esterly and praying for Yu's safe return.

Police say Yu and Esterly are watching media reports.

If that is the case, Castorvinci says he has something to say to Esterly.

"I would tell him do the right thing, bring the daughter back to her mom. I mean what else is there to do there really is only one correct end to this," said Castorvinci.

Yu and Esterly had their passports with them and could potentially go anywhere.

But with only $4,000, their money will likely run out before too long.

Police say if you have any information to give them a call at 610-437-7751.

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