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Missing Columbia teen believed to be with soccer coach

December 18 2017, 02:54 | Van Peters

Police: Missing 17-Year-Old Soccer Player May Be With 27-Year-Old Coach

Deputies: Missing Columbia County teen wiped cellphone before running away

Original story: Deputies in Florida are searching for a 17-year-old who allegedly ran away with her soccer coach.

Frisina let her phone at home, which she fully erased.

Officials believe Caitlyn fled the state with Rodriguez in a red Mercury Sable with FL tag Z04CSC.

Frisina was last spotted in St. Marys on Sunday, where she got $200 cash at an ATM.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office also confirmed both Frisina and Rodriguez were spotted together on surveillance video at a convenience store in SC.

He has since been suspended, the school district said. And we want you to, we want to hear your voice, baby girl.

"I do not have many words to say", Ward Fristina posted.

"At this point, we just need to locate them and make sure everyone is safe", Smith said.

According to News 4 Jax, it seems she left her home of her own accord.

A missing child alert has been issued for Caitlyn Frisina. I love you!" Her mother, Scarlet Frisina, wrote on Facebook Monday afternoon, "I want you to know how very much we love you and miss you!

"Tell some person that you're protected", she said. Mother Scarlet Frisina described Rodriguez as a longtime family friend, and it's suspected there "may be a relationship" between the student and the coach, according to a discovered text message.

Sheriff Mark Hunter said authorities don't believe Caitlyn is endangered but she is with a man who is 10 years older than her, and she is still legally a juvenile. The pair were also spotted in SC and at a pawn shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina, deputies said.

The pair's full movements have not been traced, though it has been determined that they were traveling in a Mercury Sable.

"Let somebody know that you're safe", she said.

In response to his firing, Frisina's mom told First Coast News: "I think that this is one of the first steps in trying to rectify the situation".

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.

If you have any information regarding Frisina's whereabouts, you're urged to call Detective D. Marszalek at 386-719-2005.

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