The woman who survived almost a month alone in the woods while living off berries and mushrooms earlier this month, may have been on meth, new reports reveal.
Twenty-five-year-old Lisa Theris, a waitress and radiology student, lost 40 pounds while being lost in a patch of dense Alabama woods. However, according to Yahoo, she was never more than a mile from the nearest road.
A driver eventually spotted her, naked with matted hair and covered in bug bites and scratches.
Police believe she may have taken drugs with Randall Wade Oswald, 36, and Manley Green Davis, 31, who she was last seen with. Theris was with them when they burglarized a hunting lodge for $40,000 worth of property the night she went missing. Davis and Oswald gave conflicting stories on what happened next. Theris said she didn’t want to be an accessory to the crime so she fled. She was allegedly disoriented and hallucinating when she went missing.
The Daily Mail reported that Oswald and Davis accused each other of killing Theris.
Bullock County Sheriff Raymond Rodgers told Daily Mail, “They were so geeked out that they started blaming each other for a murder that didn't happen.”
Oswald reportedly told police that Davis shot Theris in the head before throwing her body in a creek. That accusation led to a two day search with divers and cadaver dogs.
“We are thinking they were all pretty much on drugs,” Rodgers told DailyMail.com. “Me personally, I think she [Theris] was on meth, she was hallucinating and she just got lost in the woods. … She was probably so under the influence on drugs that she stripped her clothes off. She was in a strange place, she came to, she didn't know where she was.”