Sheriff: Missing Florida teen could be with boys' high school soccer coach

Sheriff: Missing Florida teen could be with boys' high school soccer coach

Sheriff: Missing Florida teen could be with boys' high school soccer coach

On Sunday, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office issued an alert for Caitlyn Frisina, 17, after they say she left home of her own accord earlier that weekend. She left her home the night before and had erased all the data on her cell phone, according to local authorities.

Investigators believe Frisina is with Rian Rodriguez in a red Mercury Sable and that the two have fled the state, Action News Jax reported.

She was reported missing Sunday, the same day she withdrew $200 from an ATM.

The department also says they've received tips about the pair being in North Georgia and in SC.

Rodriguez was the head boys' soccer coach with the Columbia County School District. From interviews, authorities said they have learned of what Smith described as the "blossoming of a potential relationship" between Frisina and Rodriguez.

"I believe that we're going to have some citizens who are going to give us a tip that is going to lead to the recovery of her", Hunter said. She left her phone.

The girl's mother, Scarlet Parnell Frisina, is pleading for her daughter's safe return on social media. "She has a big heart", the mother said. Have you talked to anyone that knows?' And I haven't heard anything.

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

Deputies believe she could be with Rian Rodriguez.

The sheriff's office said the pair may be headed north. "I can't get a hold of him".

Addressing her daughter direct, she added: 'We want you to let us know that you're OK. This is a picture of me and Caitlyn Morgan Frisina my...

Rodriguez is thought to be driving a red Mercury Sable.

The elder Frisina, who still leads the girls team, resigned as the head coach of the boys team in July, leaving Rodriguez to take over.

Anyone with information about Caitlyn's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 386-719-2005.

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