Missing Florida teen found safe in North Syracuse, soccer coach being questioned

Posted December 03, 2017

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

A Florida teenager who was reported missing Sunday was found safe about 1,000 miles away in NY with a 27-year-old soccer coach, who was taken into custody, according to the Columbia County, Florida Sheriff's Office.

It wasnt immediately clear if Rodriguez has a lawyer.

Scarlet Frisina, the teen's mother told CBS News on Friday, "I know that she to some degree left on her own".

Authorities say a missing Florida teenage girl and a 27-year-old soccer coach have been found in NY.

The two were believed to be headed north, authorities said earlier this week.

Frisina said Friday before her daughter was found that Rodriguez was the only person who didn't answer when she and her husband were calling around trying to find Caitlyn Sunday morning.

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New York State Police Officer spotted the red Mercury with Florida plates plastered on her missing poster around 4 p.m. Friday in Syracuse.

State Police say Rodriguez was familiar with Central New York- the Cicero area in particular.

Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident, and Caitlyn was detained, the Sheriff's Office said.

The girl has been reunited with her family. "We just don't know what".

According to Rodriguez's arrest report, Mr. Frisina found Caitlyn's cellphone in her room and a factory reset had been performed on it.

The Columbia County sheriff will hold a news conference on Monday at 2 p.m.

Columbia County deputies say Rodriquez is now charged with interference in child custody.