Missing Florida girl may be with high school soccer coach

Police are searching for missing 17-year-old, Caitlyn Frisina, who is believed to be on the run with her high school soccer coach, Rian Rodriguez.

Deputies say she may be with Rian Rodriguez, 27, who was an assistant soccer coach at Fort White High School where Frisina played soccer.

Rodriguez was a high school boys' soccer coach at Fort White High School, but he has been suspended pending the investigation, according to a statement from Lex Carswell, superintendent of Columbia County Schools.

The pair may be driving in a red Mercury Sable with Florida tag: Z04CSC.

The department also says they've received tips about the pair being in North Georgia and in SC.

The school board is assisting police in their search for Frisina and Rodriguez, Hudson said. We just can't imagine what in the world is going on'. "I love you!" the 17-year-old's father, Ward Frisina, wrote on Twitter, posting a picture of his daughter.

"A Fla. MISSING CHILD Alert issued for Caitlyn Frisina, W/F, 17yo, 5'7", 135lbs, BR hair & eyes, from Lake City.

Caitlyn's mother, Scarlet Parnell Frisina, took to Facebook on November 27 to deliver a heartfelt message to her missing daughter.

"Tell some person that you're protected", she said. Have you talked to anyone that knows?' And I haven't heard anything. Police reportedly obtained text messages the missing girl sent to a friend that indicate she may be in a relationship with Rodriguez.

Smith told ABC the two may be headed to one of several destinations, including possibly NY, where Frisina has family, to Pennsylvania or even to Canada where Rodriguez has family. But authorities "believe strongly they're heading northeast", Smith said. "Her family cherishes her and more than whatever else needs to know she is protected and not in peril!" She left with only a few clothes.

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".

There have been no major developments since Frisina withdrew the aforementioned $200.00 sum.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Marszalek at 386-719-2005.