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Missing Florida girl, 17, found safe in New York, cops say

Caitlyn Frisina, the 17-year-old who disappeared from her home in Lake City, Florida, last weekend has been found alive and safe in Syracuse, New York.

The teen disappeared at some point between the night of November 25 and the early morning of November 26, leaving her parents distraught.

She was spotted on CCTV footage in the days that followed alongside her 27-year-old high-school soccer coach, Rian Rodriguez, heading up through Georgia and the Carolinas.

But it was on Friday that their five-day flight from the law ended with Frisina being found after a traffic stop, according to a tweet from a Florida sheriff's office.

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Caitlyn Frisina, 17, has been found safe in Syracuse, New York, almost a week after she disappeared with high-school soccer coach Rian Rodriguez

Rian Rodriguez, 27

Caitlyn Frisina (left), 17, has been found safe in Syracuse, New York, almost a week after she disappeared with high-school soccer coach Rian Rodriguez (right), 27

Caitlyn disappeared last weekend from her home in Lake City, Florida. She and Rodriguez were found after state troopers stopped his car. He was taken in by police without incident

Caitlyn disappeared last weekend from her home in Lake City, Florida. She and Rodriguez were found after state troopers stopped his car. He was taken in by police without incident

State troopers spotted Rodriguez's 2001 red Mercury Sable in North Syracuse, 1,000 miles from where the girl vanished and effected a traffic stop, Action News Jax reported.

Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident and Caitlyn's mom and dad told that she was safe.

US Marshals also assisted in the search. 

More details will come in a Monday press conference, police said.

On Friday Caitlyn's mom, Scarlet, told CBS that she and her husband had no idea that their daughter was conspiring to run away with Rodriguez, who is a family friend.

'I don't know,' she said. 'We've gone over that question in our minds a thousand times since this happened.'

This came as police revealed that Caitlyn already had a boyfriend, and brought him to Thanksgiving dinner last week.

'If they had a prior relationship it was a very, very tight secret. Caitlyn actually has a boyfriend. The boyfriend spent Thanksgiving with her,' said Columbia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Murray Smith.

'[Rodriguez] was a fine young man, he was a mentor to the soccer team, there was no indicators that he would do something like this,' Smith added.

When asked if her daughter may have been leading a secret life, Mrs Frisina responded: 'Well, that's what we wonder… something was going on. We just don't know what.'

Police had previously obtained a text message that said Caitlyn and Rodriguez may have had a 'relationship' - but they refused to go into detail about whether it was sexual or not.

Caitlyn's parents have been notified that she has been found safe and sound. It's believed the pair may have been attempting to head north into Canada 

Caitlyn's parents have been notified that she has been found safe and sound. It's believed the pair may have been attempting to head north into Canada 

Caitlyn's mom, Scarlet, broke into tears in a CBS interview as she said her daughter had been keeping a possible relationship with Rodriguez a secret from all - including her boyfriend

Caitlyn's mom, Scarlet, broke into tears in a CBS interview as she said her daughter had been keeping a possible relationship with Rodriguez a secret from all - including her boyfriend

If it was, Rodriguez could face charges for sexual assault, because the age of consent in Florida is 18.

'I know that she, to some degree, left on her own. But I absolutely believe that she was lied to and totally misled,' her mom said.

Caitlyn's father, Ward, was too emotional to sit down for the interview with CBS.

His wife said he blames himself for his

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