A missing teenager from Columbia County, Florida may be with the boys soccer coach of her school, police and the school district believe. Caitlyn Frisina, an avid soccer player, has been missing since Sunday.
According to News 4 Jax, it seems she left her home of her own accord. Police said before she disappeared, she erased everything on her cell phone and withdrew $200 from an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia on Sunday. Police think she might be with 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez. His role of head boys soccer coach at Fort White High School has been suspended, pending an investigation.
The two might be traveling in a red Mercury Sable, according to Action News Jax.
The teen's mother, Scarlet Frisina, told News4Jax on Monday that she just wants to know that her daughter is safe.
"We don't care why she left. We don't care what's happened," she said. "We just want to know that she's safe."
Scarlet said Rodriguez coached Caitlyn in the past. She described him as a longtime family friend.
"She's intelligent. She's athletic. She has a big heart," the mother said. "We just can't imagine what in the world is going on."
The Columbia County School District released a statement which said, “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.”
Scarlet has a message for her daughter: We want you to let us know that you’re OK. We want you to let someone know that you’re OK. We want to hear your voice, baby girl. And we want you to come back home."
Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Marszalek at 386-719-2005.
[Photo: Columbia County Sheriff's Office]