Woman Found Alive In Woods After Month-Long Search (Photos)

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An Alabama woman was found alive after going missing in the wilderness for a month.

Lisa Theris, 25, was lost in acres of dense woods for a month, according to the Daily Mail. She said she survived on berries, wild mushrooms and water from puddles, and for three weeks had no shoes or shelter.

Theris didn't have a phone or purse with her, and by the time the radiology student was found she had lost 50 pounds. She was also covered in bug bites and scratches.

Lisa said she had tried to keep walking, but because of her hunger and exhaustion she was often following her own tracks. She eventually made it to the highway, where a motorist spotted her.

The witness saw Lisa while she was in the bushes, said Sheriff Raymond Rodgers, WSFA reports.

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"[The motorist] went back ... and there was the young lady in the wooded area. She called us and told us she located the missing person," said Rodgers. "Finally the young lady has been found and she's alive. Thank God."

Lisa was treated in a hospital, and finally reunited with her family for the first time since she was reported missing on July 23.

According to investigators, when Lisa went missing, she had been with two men, Manley Davis and Randall Oswald, who had broken into a hunting lodge.

The men said Lisa didn't know about the break-in and didn't want to be a part of it. Davis and Oswald were later arrested for the burglary, in which they were accused of stealing $40,00 worth of items from the lodge.

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"She's not familiar with this area, and apparently on the night she ran, she went into the woods at night and got lost," said Rodgers. He added that the first priority for police was to make sure that Lisa was treated before asking her about the incident.

"We didn't ask her too many questions," said the sheriff. "We want to make sure her health is good so we got her ... to the hospital. We did not interrogate her at that time."

"We don't have the total details on everything yet," said Sgt. Chad Faulkner. "We wanted to make sure her health was in the best shape and in the days to come, we'll get some answers. She's alive and that's all that matters at this moment."

Lisa has returned home from the hospital, where she is recovering, according to her sister and brother.

"She is severely weakened, she is in pain, she is emaciated," said her sister, Elizabeth. "There is not an inch of her that has not been affected. We are lucky that she is alive, she is so strong and has made it through so much."

"The next few weeks will be rough, but she is handling it all like a trooper," said Lisa's brother, Will, who added that his sister is "standing strong and full of jokes as ever."

Sources: Daily Mail, WSFA via WLBT / Featured Image: Loren Kerns/Flickr / Embedded Images: Facebook via Daily Mail

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