Photos: Kidnapped girl rescued

A 16-year-old Florida girl kidnapped more than a week ago by a sex offender may owe her life to Facebook and Fawn Domingue, an Interstate 10 truck stop employee who recognized Ashley Lyon the instant she locked eyes with the teen Wednesday night.

“When I looked at her, my stomach dropped,” Domingue said Thursday afternoon, about 17 hours after a high-speed police chase that ended in Lafayette with Lyon’s rescue and her abductor’s capture.

Lyon lay in a Lafayette hospital in serious but guarded condition late Thursday from stab wounds inflicted by her abductor, registered sex offender Steven Patrick Myers.

Myers, too, was in a Lafayette hospital on Thursday, recovering from stab wounds he apparently inflicted on himself during the chase or when he was confronted by police.