Hillsborough County, Florida - A father is making an emotional plea on this holiday weekend. His 16-year-old daughter has been missing since Wednesday and he is asking for the public's help in finding her.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to finding Ashley Lyon.
Ashley's family spent the evening passing out flyers at businesses near their home in Valrico. They also passed fliers out near a gas station in Plant City, where 41-year-old Steven Myers, a two-time sex offender, lives. Ashley's family believes she is with Meyers.
Ashley's family is working around the clock, hoping that somebody may have seen her or the man they believe she may be with.
"I can't even express the anger when I look at his picture," said Michelle Lyon, Ashley's mom.
Authorities say Meyers' phone records show he texted Ashley dozens of time before she disappeared.
"This is just really pulling at my heartstrings," said Roger Lyon.
At New York's Time Square Pizza in Bloomingdale, they're posted her picture on every pizza box they deliver.
"I try not to cry, because crying won't get her back. I feel sick, like part of me is missing," said Lyon.
Ashley's family hopes somebody will see it, recognize her, and she'll be returned, so this father won't have to spend Father's Day with out his little girl.
Although nobody has seen Ashley yet, many people here at the Plant City gas station admit they have seen Steven, even the clerk said they saw him just yesterday.
The Lyon family hope this new information puts them one step closer to finding their daughter.
Ashley was last seen wearing a black tank top, black gym shorts, and black "Vans" shoes. She may be in a 1989 Ford Ranger pick up truck with flames painted on the front and sides. The pick up should have a Florida Tag CSJ-M45.
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Ashley Lyon is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.