A legally blind woman in Alabama drew national attention recently. The 25-year-old woman was announced as a missing person for almost a month. However, the young girl managed to return home after surviving the wilderness for several weeks by herself. The experience has numerous intriguing factors that make up a terrifying story of survival.
The Missing Girl Was Discovered Naked in the Street
The family of Lisa Theris reported her missing in Troy, Alabama. They lost track of her on July 18. There was no news of her for the following three weeks. However, on Sunday a motorist caught sight of a naked girl near the highway in Bullock County, Alabama. The disoriented person was identified as the missing Lisa Theris. The location she was discovered is around 35 miles away from her home.
Judy Garner is the driver that found the naked girl. However, she first mistook her for a deer. When she saw the trembling body, she called the police in tears announcing her discovery. She stayed with Lisa and gave her water from the van until authorities arrived.
According to local news stations, the legally blind woman survived for three weeks in the wilderness by eating berries. The water she managed to procure was from puddles and creeks. In extreme cases, she recounted how she had squeezed rain water from her own hair to satiate her thirst. Theris claims that she has little recollection of what happened to her for the past three weeks.
The Blind Woman Was Summoned in Court for Misdemeanor before Her Disappearance
Police did not reveal the whole story yet as it is still part of an investigation. However, they claimed that the events the girl went through are gloomy and heartwarming. Nonetheless, it is a public fact that just before her disappearance she had to appear in court. Theris received allegations of disorderly demeanor. However, the charges were dropped two days before her return to her family as authorities believed her to be dead.
On the day of her disappearance, she was with two boys who were about to steal something from a hunting camp. It is unclear if she was with them at the time of the theft and how she got lost in the woods.
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