Sheriff: Missing Florida Teen Found With Coach in New York

Rian Rodriguez, 27, was taken into custody
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 1, 2017 7:06 PM CST
Sheriff: Missing Florida Teen Found With Coach in New York
Seventeen-year-old Caitlyn Frisina, who ran away from her Florida home over the weekend, and Rian Rodriguez, a 27-year-old high-school soccer coach, were found Friday in New York.   (Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities say a missing Florida teenage girl and a 27-year-old soccer coach have been found in New York, the AP reports. According to the Gainesville Sun, 17-year-old Caitlyn Frisina and Rian Rodriguez were stopped by a New York State Police officer Friday afternoon in Syracuse. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office in Florida says Frisina, who had been missing since Saturday, was detained, and Rodriguez was taken into custody.

Law enforcement officials had been tracking Rodriguez through an ATM withdrawal in St. Mary's, Georgia, and by surveillance cameras at convenience stores in South Carolina and North Carolina. Officials at Fort White High School have suspended Rodriguez, who coached the boys soccer team at the north Florida school. It wasn't immediately clear what criminal charges he would face.

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