Florida soccer coach found in NY with missing teen arrested

Posted December 03, 2017

Sheriff Mark Hunter didn't detail the relationship between Frisina and Rodriguez and said his primary focus was to bring the teen home safely. As of Friday, the teen was being held in police custody until a reunion with her family could be arranged.

It wasnt immediately clear if Rodriguez has a lawyer.

Caitlyn Frisina, 17, has been missing since Sunday.

Caitlyn Frisina, 17, was located in upstate NY with Rian Rodriguez, 27, a family friend and Frisina's father's assistant soccer coach at the high school, authorities said. According to FOX 30 News in Jacksonville, Rodriguez has been taken into custody in the Syracuse area.

Mr. Frisina said he had taken the sim card from Caitlyn's new cellphone she reset and placed it back in her old cellphone that she broke.

On Friday afternoon, a New York State Police officer in Syracuse spotted the auto the two were believed to have fled in, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

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Columbia County Sheriff's Office was searching for 17-year-old Caitlyn Frisina, who went missing with a high school soccer coach last Saturday.


Frisina and Rodriguez were spotted on cameras in Georgia on Sunday and then at a pawn shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The two were believed to be driving northeast in a red Mercury Sable.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office contacted Rodriguez's cellphone service provider, obtained an exigent form and requested his phone be pinged.

A teenager from Florida who went missing with a 27-year-old high school soccer coach last week was found safe more than 1,000 miles away in NY on Friday.

Rodriguez and the teen had been around each other "at sports events, but they've never been alone at all", Smith said.