Police release surveillance image of missing Florida teen with soccer coach; pair spotted in North Carolina

The Columbia County Sheriff’s department has released screenshots of surveillance camera footage showing a missing Florida teen with her high school’s former head soccer coach.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities believe Caitlyn Frisina, 17, voluntarily left home on Saturday night with 27-year-old Rion Rodriguez, who was until Tuesday the head coach of the boys soccer team at Fort White High School.

On Sunday, Frisina and Rodriguez were spotted on a surveillance camera at an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia, where Frisina reportedly withdrew $200 cash.

On Wednesday, authorities in Columbia County released surveillance images of the pair after positively identifying them.

According to the latest report from WRAL, Frisina and Rodriquez were most recently spotted in Fayetteville, North Carolina, later Sunday. Fayetteville police have not yet released any details about the reported sighting.

Earlier this week, Sgt. Murray Smith with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office told Action News Jax that both Frisina and Rodriguez had family further north and into Canada.

“Rion, apparently got some family, in Canada, and Caitlyn has some in New York. I believe Rion has some family in the Northeast also,” he said.

Rodriquez was initially suspended from his coaching job at the high school, but has since been fired for being absent without leave.

When they left Florida, Frisina and Rodriguez were believed to be traveling in a red Mercury Sable with Florida tag number Z04CSC. It is not known if they have since changed vehicles.

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/Caitlyn Frisina; Rion Rodriguez]