Caitlyn Frisina’s parents are begging their daughter to come home after they reported her missing on Sunday, November 26.
According to Columbia County, Florida, deputies, they believe the 17-year-old ran away with 27-year-old soccer coach Rian Rodriguez. As Action New Jax reported, the two of them may be driving a red Mercury Sable.
Prior to allegedly running away, deputies say Frisina erased all the data off her cellphone Saturday night. The following day, the teenager withdrew $200 from an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia.
Her mom, Scarlet, has been updating her personal Facebook with photos of her daughter ever since she disappeared. She wrote this to her daughter on Monday afternoon:
Caitlyn Morgan, Punkin, Daddy and I want you to know how very much we love you and miss you! We’re not sure why you chose to go, but know that all we care about is knowing whether or not you’re safe!! We can work out any issues. We’re here with open arms praying for your safety! Please let us know that you’re ok. Day or night, no matter what; no judgement, no anger…just know we’re here and we love you more than you can imagine! Chandler and all of our family and friends love you, too, and are praying for you, as well!! Let someone, anyone, know that you’re ok!!!
According to Action News Jax, Rodriguez is a soccer coach associated with the team Frisina plays for.
Deputies are searching for 17-year-old Caitlyn Frisina. They say the Columbia County teen wiped the data from her cellphone before leaving home. @ColumbiaSheriff believes she may be with 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez https://t.co/ifyTiw1XXl pic.twitter.com/Cdifpj1qxU
— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) November 27, 2017
Her Facebook bio reads:
Saved by the Grace of God! Living and breathing for the Red, White,and Blue! Soccer Girl for Life #13
Rodriguez has been suspended by the Columbia County School District pending the investigation. It released this statement as a result:
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 FLDOE 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 regarding Frisina and Rodriguez’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective D. Marszalek at 386-719-2005.