• Missing Florida teen believed to have run off with soccer coach

    By: Brittney Donovan, ActionNewsJax.com


    A missing child alert has been issued for a missing Florida teen, three days after she reportedly ran away with a 27-year-old soccer coach.

    Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials announced the missing child alert Tuesday afternoon.

    Caitlyn Frisina’s family has not seen her since Saturday night. Deputies say she wiped the data from her phone and climbed out of a window at her Columbia County home in Florida.


    Officials believe she fled the state with 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez in a red Mercury Sable. 

    Rodriguez coached men’s soccer at Fort White High School, where Frisina is a senior. School officials say Rodriguez has been suspended from the coaching position.

    Frisina was last seen withdrawing $200 from an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia, on Sunday. 

    Columbia County deputies say Frisina erased all the data on her cellphone before leaving home Saturday night.

    Frisina’s father shared a photo of him and his daughter on Facebook, asking anyone to help him get in touch with his daughter.

    “We are now in the third day of her missing and having no contact with her. She left with only a few clothes. She left her phone,” he wrote in the post. “Her family loves her and more than anything else wants to know she is safe and not in danger.”

    The Columbia County School District released the following statement on Rodriguez:

    “The Columbia County School District is cooperating fully with the Columbia County Sheriff’s office with regard to an investigation against one of our current supplemented employees. The employee has been suspended pending this investigation and is no longer serving in the supplemented capacity as Head Boys’ Soccer Coach at Fort White High School. Depending on the outcome of this investigation the information may be sent to (Florida Department of Education) to determine if any violations of the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida or local School Board Policy have occurred. Again, the employee has been suspended and will be restricted from all contact with students. No other comments will be made pending this investigation.”

    Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Marszalek at 386-719-2005.



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