By: Kyle James | 08-15-2017 | News
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Missing Woman Survived For a Month on Berries and Mushrooms in Wilderness

A woman reported missing last month has been found nearly four weeks later after finding her way to a public highway. Lisa Theris, 25, was lost in the Bullock County, Alabama wilderness when the two men she was with decided to burglarize a lodge. Not wanting to be a part of the crime, Theris ran off into the woods at night and alone. Her family reported her missing on July 23 and a search involving law enforcement agencies from multiple counties searched for several days but there was simply too much ground to cover.

When she became lost she and had no food, water, shoes or purse. Theris says she survived by eating berries and mushrooms in the forest and drinking brook water when she found it. There were hundreds of acres between her and the nearest homes or roads when she was lost but nearly four weeks later she finally found her way to highway 82. Sheriff Raymond Rodgers stated, "A motorist from Florida was driving 82 east of Midway and saw something moving in the bushes. She went back and there was the young lady in the wooded area. She called us and told us she had located the missing person."

Theris was found covered in dirt, insect bites and scratches but miraculously had survived her ordeal intact. The sheriff also revealed that Theris had lost 50 pounds while she was lost in the wilderness. She was hungry and thirsty when she was found and sheriff's deputies declined to interrogate her until she had received treatment. The two men who were with Theris on the night of her disappearance have been arrested and charged with burglary. She is expected to make a full recovery.

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Anonymous No. 6623 2017-08-15 : 07:46


Anonymous No. 6632 2017-08-15 : 10:32

That is mostly all I eat and I have been surviving for 30 years

Anonymous No. 6655 2017-08-15 : 12:12

Yeah but you probably arent a 50 pound overweight black gal from alabama.

Anonymous No. 6826 2017-08-18 : 06:03


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