Missing teen found with soccer coach has 'emotional reunion' with family

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Rodriguez was a coach for the boys' soccer team at Fort White High School in Fort White, Fla.

Officials say Rodriguez and the 17-year-old student were stopped by a New York State Police officer Friday afternoon near Syracuse. It's believed she left voluntarily with him, authorities said earlier.

Columbia County Sheriff's Office was searching for 17-year-old Caitlyn Frisina, who went missing with a high school soccer coach last Saturday.


A missing Florida teenage girl has been found safe, authorities said Friday, almost one week after she allegedly left home with a local soccer coach 10 years her senior.

A Florida teen was reportedly found safe more than 1,000 miles from her home following a lengthy search for her and her 27-year-old soccer coach.

A photo provided to ABC News by the family on Saturday showed Frisina smiling while embracing her parents. Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident and Caitlyn was detained.

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Around 4 p.m. Friday, a New York State Police officer spotted that vehicle in Syracuse, New York, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said via its Facebook page.

Hunter said Rodriguez faces possible criminal charges of interference with child custody and could face further charges depending on what the investigation yields.

On Friday, after Hunter relayed the news to her parents that the teen had been found, he told CBS, "That was one of the best phone calls that I've made in my career".

Frisina and Rodriguez were spotted on cameras in Georgia on Sunday and then at a pawn shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

"We love you, and we miss you, and we need to know that you're safe", Frisina said during a Thursday news conference.