Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Woman lost in woods survived on berries and mushrooms for a month

Lisa Theris is recovering after being lost in the woods for nearly a month Lisa Theris is recovering after being lost in the woods for nearly a month
Christy Curtis | 16 August, 2017, 06:12

A woman driving along Alabama Highway 82 just happened to spot something moving in the bushes, according to comments made by Sheriff Raymond Rodgers to local WFSA reporters.

"So when I got word she was found alive, my whole world flipped upside down again".

Authorities say Theris lost 50 pounds as she struggled to find food and water. She did not have a phone or purse on her. Residents in the town expressed their relief that she is back home and healing from her scary journey.

Lisa Theris, 25, was found on Saturday afternoon. She called authorities and said she thought she saw the missing person. "Finally the young lady has been found and she's alive".

A 25-year-old woman reportedly found naked alongside a rural Alabama road on Saturday is recovering after spending almost a month missing in a densely wooded area, authorities said.

Police discovered that Theris was with two men who broke into a hunting lodge in Midway before she disappeared. Theris told police that once she realized the men were going to commit a crime, she wanted nothing to do with the burglary and jumped out of their auto and ran into the woods.

Randall Oswald and Manley Davis, the two men, are charged with the crime.

Davis, 31, and Oswald, 36, allegedly stole $40,000 worth of items that included four-wheelers, ATVS, and chainsaws.

Theris told officers she was constantly on the go but was disoriented due to hunger and thirst.

"She kept running into the forested areas at night.She said she was drinking water out of a rivulet and eating berries and mushrooms".

Police said their first focusing was making sure Theris got immediate treatment. Sheriff Rodgers said they did not ask the young woman very many questions after her rescue, but focused instead on getting her the medical treatment she needed. "We did not interrogate her at that time". "We wanted to make sure her health was in the best shape and in the days to come, we'll get some answers", Sgt. Faulkner said. "She's alive and that's all that matters at this moment". Her will to live is incredible.

"I hate to classify it as a miracle but it's a miracle". "There is not an inch of her that has not been affected". Her sister, Elizabeth Theris, told the media that Lisa remains extremely weak and is emaciated.

Theris" brother Will said she is "standing strong and full of jokes as ever'. Will said "she is handling it all like a trooper and our family will continue to do all we can to help".

'Her will to live was strong, ' he said. 'When you have a will to live and survive, it's a miracle.' . Alive. But how in the hell did Theris end up in that situation to begin with?

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