The search is intensifying for a missing 17-year-old Florida girl and a 27-year-old soccer coach from her high school who authorities say are together and might be headed northeast, potentially to NY or Canada.
Police say they have confirmed she is with 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez.
Scarlet Frisina also hoped to get a message out to her daughter.
The Columbia County School Board approved a recommendation from the superintendent Tuesday to fire Rodriguez for "failure to report to work". "We miss you, pumpkin, and we love you and we want to hear from you". We just can't imagine what in the world is going on'. They say she took some clothing but left behind her phone after doing a factory reset on it.
"A Fla. MISSING CHILD Alert issued for Caitlyn Frisina, W/F, 17yo, 5'7", 135lbs, BR hair & eyes, from Lake City.
Her mother, Scarlet, told News4Jax: 'We don't care why she left.
The Sheriff's Office said Caitlyn has family in Pennsylvania and NY state and Rodriguez has family in Canada.
Investigators could retrieve text records from the phone, but Smith said he doesn't believe it's necessary at this point.
Regardless of any sexual or romantic relationship, Rodriguez will be terminated if it's proven he'd been traveling with her, Carswell said.
Once investigators track down the pair, Action News Jax Law and Safety Expert Dale Carson said it could be hard to charge Rodriguez if Caitlyn went with him willingly and no other crimes were committed.
The mother of a 17-year-old Fort White girl who disappeared over the weekend is pleading for her daughter to come home, or at least let someone know she's OK.
He wrote: "She left with only a few clothes". This is a picture of me and Caitlyn Morgan Frisina my...
There have been no major developments since Frisina withdrew the aforementioned $200.00 sum.
Anyone with information about the missing teen is urged to call the Columbia County Sheriff department at 386-719-2005.