Teenager Caitlyn Frisina [photo] erased her phone and withdrew $200 before allegedly leaving voluntarily with her former soccer coach Rian Rodriguez on Sunday
Authorities in Columbia, Florida believe a teen girl reported missing since Nov 26 could be with her former soccer coach.
17-year-old Caitlyn Frisina allegedly wiped her phone clean before she left her Columbia County Home “of her own accord,” the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Caitlyn’s concerned family reported her missing Sunday, apparently she withdrew $200 from an ATM in St. Mary Georgina’s the same day.
Deputies believe she could be with Rian Rodriguez, now coach of her high school’s boys soccer team.
District officials told News 4 Jax the 27-year-old coach has been suspended as the boys head soccer coach at Fort White High School pending an investigation.
Missing high schooler, Caitlyn Frisina [left], is suspected to be with soccer coach Rian Rodriguez [right]. Authorities say the 17-year-old left home voluntarily
Police said the pair could be travelling northbound in a red Mercury Sable.
Speaking with ABC, the missing teen’s mother, Scarlet Frisina, made a tearful plea aimed at her daughter Monday night: “Let somebody know that you’re safe,” she said. “We miss you, pumpkin, and we love you, and we want to hear from you.”
Police are searching for Rian Rodriguez and a Mercury Sable [photo]. Deputies believe the pair could be travelling in the vehicle
Caitlyn’s father on Tuesday took to social media to request anyone who may know where his daughter is to come forward.
“We are now in the third day of her missing and having no contact with her,” he wrote on Facebook.
“She left with only a few clothes. She left her phone. Her family loves her and more than anything else wants to know she is safe and not in danger!”
Anyone with information on Frisina’s whereabouts is asked to call 386-719-2005.
Caitlyn Frisina is listed as 5-foot-7 and weighs 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Florida authorities described Rian Rodriguez a 27-year-old, 5-foot-10 male, traveling north in a 2001, red Mercury Sable with Frisina, Florida tag Z04CSC.