Search continues for teen girl who ran off with soccer coach

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A missing teenager from Columbia County, Florida may be with the boys soccer coach of her school, police and the school district believe.

Caitlyn Frisina and 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez might be traveling together after the teen voluntarily left her home over the weekend, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. The head soccer coach has since been suspended from Fort White High School. Police say Frisina even left behind her cellphone, the contents of which she "totally erased".

The pair may be driving in a red Mercury Sable with Florida tag: Z04CSC. "I believe Rion has some family in the Northeast also", Smith said.

The school board will move to suspend Rodriguez pending the results of an investigation, Superintendent Lex Carswell said Monday.

"We are now in the third day of her missing and having no contact with her", he composed.

Authorities believe Frisina left her home of her own accord.

Deputies believe Caitlyn Frisina may be in the presence of Rian Rodriguez in a red Mercury Sable such as this
Deputies believe Caitlyn Frisina may be in the presence of Rian Rodriguez in a red Mercury Sable such as this

Rodriguez is a soccer coach at Caitlyn's school. She has a big heart.

Authorities believe the two are still heading north. Police said Frisina has family in NY and Rodriguez could possibly have family in Canada and Pennsylvania.

The missing teen's father, Ward Frisina, wrote on Facebook this morning of his daughter: "soccer was a love that we shared". Have you talked to anyone that knows?' And I haven't heard anything. This is a picture of me and Caitlyn Morgan Frisina my...

She may have fled the state with Rian Rodriguez, 27, described as a white/Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 and 220 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. No other comments will be made pending this investigation. The girl's father, who is the head soccer coach, hired Rodriguez past year. Deputies say Caitlyn ran away on Saturday night and withdrew $200 from an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia on Sunday.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child, you are asked to contact the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at 386-719-2005 or 911.

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