The agony for Michelle and Roger Lyon started Wednesday June 11.
They reported Ashley Lyon missing to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office about 7 p.m. The 16-year-old was immediately put into a national database for missing persons.
"That is our priority in this case…was getting Ashley home to her family," Col. Donna Lusczynski, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
The Sheriff's Office then reached out to ABC Action News two days later on June 13. That's the first time the search for Ashley went public.
"She is very sweet,” her mother said. “Very caring. I am surprised. She loves her two little pet mice. She left them behind."
The community rallied behind the family June 14. Times Square Pizza in Brandon, near Ashley's Valrico home, decided to put fliers on every pizza box it delivered.
June 16, the family extended their reach on social media by creating a Facebook page dedicated to finding their daughter. Family Members also handed out Ashley's picture at truck stops.
Finally, Wednesday about 10 p.m., the clerk at a truck stop in Louisiana spotted Ashley with Steven Myers and called police.
Ashley's family is now focused on her health and getting her home.
"Right now my main concern is healing my daughter and making my family whole again," her father said.