Lisa Theris went missing on July 18 and her family feared the worst. But last Saturday a woman driving down a country road outside of Union Springs, Alabama, spotted a naked woman and called the police.
“I just passed a road and there’s a lady that, she came out of the woods naked and she’s been sick. She’s been in the woods for three weeks,” the caller told 911 dispatchers.
When police found Lisa, they thought she had lost about 40 pounds and noted she had suffered deep cuts, bug bites, poison ivy stings, and sunburn.
Lisa said she survived by feeding on berries, mushrooms and drinking puddles of water.
“If it rained I’d have to like squeeze the water out of my hair and drink it,” Theris, a former waitress and radiology student, said.
She continued: “It was all about finding the road or finding a person. I couldn’t even hear any cars the whole time I was out there until the end.”
She also revealed that she found a large walking stick in the forest that helped her make it out of the wilderness. How she ended up in the wilderness in the first place is still unclear. Officials said she was with two men she had recently met before she went missing.
When asked if she thought she was drugged, She answered: “It would make sense – but I’m not sure.”
“I think I heard that may be so,” her father, William Theris, added.
Here’s how she looked before and how she’s looking now.
Around the time Lisa went missing, she was supposed to appear in court on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. That case was dropped last Thursday when the court presumed she had died. Police told ABC News they believe She survived in the woods, but say there’s a lot more to her story.