Missing Columbia County teen left home through window, police say

By: Varisa Lall Dass, Action News Jax

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It's been over 24 hours since Caitlyn Frisina,17, went missing from her home in Columbia County. 

"We just have to assume that until we get her home, she is in danger," Captain Katina Dicks of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said. 

According to a missing person's report, Frisina left her house through a window Saturday night.

Deputies say her parents found her cellphone at the home. All the date was erased from it.

Deputies say she may be with 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez. Rodriguez was an assistant soccer coach at Fort White High School, where Frisina played on the soccer team.

The school district said that Rodriguez “has been suspended and will be restricted from all contact with students.”

Parents in the community said they are shocked.

“I never expected this to happen. My kids go to school here," one parent said. "We trust these people and then [this happens.]"

“Whether they traveled north or south, we just don’t know. We’re hoping some additional leads come in," Dicks said. 

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