Missing Florida teen found in NY; soccer coach arrested

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's parents say he's also a family friend.

Her former soccer coach Rian Rodriguez, 27, is now in jail on a charge of interference with a child's custody.

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

. He was arrested a gunpoint in a Salina strip-mall parking lot and is facing extradition. Late Friday night, New York State Police said he had been charged as a fugitive of justice and was arraigned in the town of Salina and remanded to Onondaga County. The girl's mother, Scarlet, thanked law enforcement across the country and in NY for their help.

It was not immediately clear if Frisina was with Rodriguez when she was located. She did not speak.

There was no word when the family will return to Lake City. According to authorities in Florida, the teen left her home on her own and left her cell phone after wiping the device clean.

Missing Florida teen found in NY; soccer coach arrested
Missing Florida teen found in NY; soccer coach arrested

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

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Caitlyn Frisina has been located safe in NY.

According to statement released by the Columbia County School District, they said they were working in tandem with the sheriff's office and added that the coach has been suspended due to the ongoing investigation.

Authorities did not disclose any information about Rodriguez or his whereabouts.

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

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