Missing Florida teen believed to have left with soccer coach caught on surveillance camera

Police have revealed that Rodriguez has relatives in Canada

Police are still searching for a missing 17-year-old girl in Florida who is believed to have left home with a 27-year-old high school soccer coach this weekend.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities believe Caitlyn Frisina, 17, left her home in Columbia County on Saturday night with the boys soccer coach at her high school, 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez. Her parents reported her missing on Sunday morning when they realized she was gone.

Frisina left her cell phone behind, but deleted all of the data. Police reportedly obtained text messages the missing girl sent to a friend that indicate she may be in a relationship with Rodriguez. The head soccer coach has since been suspended from Fort White High School.

On Wednesday, Action News Jax reported that the St. Marys Police Department in Georgia obtained surveillance footage of Frisina withdrawing cash from an ATM in St. Marys on Sunday. The police department shared a screenshot of the footage with the Columbia County Police Department, which reportedly confirmed the image appears to show Frisina, but could not share any images with the news outlet due to the ongoing investigation.

Authorities appear to believe that Frisina and Rodriguez may be continuing to head north. The investigation has revealed that Rodriguez has relatives in Canada, and that Frisina has family in New York.

“Rion, apparently got some family, in Canada, and Caitlyn has some in New York. I believe Rion has some family in the Northeast also,” Sgt. Murray Smith with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office told the news station.

Frisina’s father, Ward Anthony Frisina, has posted on Facebook since his daughter’s disappearance, appealing for his daughter to return.

Frisina and Rodriguez may be traveling in a red Mercury Sable with Florida tag number Z04CSC.

Anyone with information about the missing teen is urged to call the Columbia County Sheriff department at 386-719-2005.


[Feature image: Columbia County Sheriff]