A 25 year old Alabama woman who has been missing for over a month has just been found. With severe lacerations on her hands and feet and covered head to toe in dirt, her story might surprise you.
Lisa Theris, a 25 year old Alabama woman, who was reported missing July 18th, was last seen with 2 men who apparently burglarized a cabin in her presence, stealing over 40,000 worth of property. She apparently didn’t want anything to do with the matter, so she took off into the woods by herself. Accidentally leaving her cell phone behind, she quickly got lost…
Scared and alone, Lisa got engulfed by the thick Alabama wilderness. Not wanting to go back to the crime scene, she trudged forward, but being “legally-blind”, she wasn’t that great of a navigator.
Lisa lived off of berries and ground water for the next 30 days. She told Good Morning America that she “would wring out the water from (my) hair when it rained so i wouldn’t have to drink the water on the ground.”
While away from civilization, Lisa said that she eventually became numb to the world around her, with only her instinct to survive keeping her going. She was almost certain she was going to die. But then something miraculous happened…
Out of pure luck, Lisa happened to stumble across a country road, apparently the first country road she had seen in the last month. Luckier still, she happened to stumble across that road at the same exact time someone was passing by. This was a road that was rarely travelled and the odds that were in Lisa’s favor were just that… odd.
Lisa was picked up by the good samaritan Judy Garner off of Highway 82. Garner, who mistook Lisa for a dead deer at first, quickly pulled over when she realized what she was looking at. “I started shaking. I was crying, I was scared, and I didn’t know what to do,” Garner said. “So I went over to her and asked her if she would stay there while I get water out of my van. She stayed, and I called 911 and told them I had found a girl on the road.”
When Lisa was picked up, she was covered in rashes and bug-bites with scarring all over her body. After closer inspection the doctor said she had lost over 50 pounds during the incident.
Police are now looking into the mystery of Lisa’s disappearance, as a few things don’t quite add up. Manley Davis and Randall Oswald are two suspects that were arrested on burglary charges 2 weeks prior and reports suggest that these are the two that Lisa was with before she disappeared.
There is also the question of foul play. Police are starting to find that Lisa has very little memory of the ordeal, and while it may be her subconscious blocking out the traumatic experience, some think that she was either drugged, abused, or both.
For now, Lisa is safe, although she has had some psychological damage. She is very much alive, but has plenty of scars to show for the whole ordeal.