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California high school wrestling coach wanted, probably traveling with a missing teenager, police say

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California police hunt for the wrestling coach, missing student

California law enforcement believe missing 16-year-old girl with a 25-year-old volunteer wrestling coach.

Authorities launched a manhunt to a volunteer high school wrestling coach on Saturday, after they believe that the 25-year-old man is on a journey with a teenage girl that went missing last week.

Phillip Maglaya, a volunteer wrestling coach at Stockton Unified’s Franklin High School, is believed to be traveling in a 1994 green Toyota extra cab of the truck with the 16-year-old girl, who was not identified. The truck is equipped with the number plate 8G91493.

“On Wednesday, we took a missing persons report on a 16-year-old girl who we learned was in a romantic relationship with a wrestling coach at Franklin High School in Stockton, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

The police gave no further details about Maglaya and the teenage girl in the relationship.

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Maglaya started to work at the high school last year, FOX40 reported. The school district told the news station the Maglaya was a volunteer coach and had passed background checks for steps in the position.

The district added that it is working with law enforcement in the search for the girl.

San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office urged anyone with information to call (209) 468-4400, or the Investigations Unit (209) 468-4425.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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