Stories of survival are always heartwarming, even more so when the survivor has been previously declared dead by authorities.
As unreal as it may seem, the return is like seeing someone coming back from the dead. Apart from friends and families, who feel nothing but overwhelming joy from seeing their loved one again, the authorities inevitably wonder if everything is as it appears to be.
The police are trained to question and investigate even the slightest peculiarity, so it only makes sense for them to revisit the missing person report, to begin with.
In some cases, a story of survival reveals shocking facts about the events leading to the disappearance.
In August 2017, Lisa Theris made national headlines when a driver on an Alabama highway spotted her after missing for 25 days.
She was in poor condition and barely in any clothing, but she was alive. Covered in bruises and scratches, Lisa defied the odds and clung to life deep in the woods.
Further investigation uncovered a possible connection with drug use, burglary, and previous disorderly conduct conviction.
10 /10 Supposed Murder
Almost a month after Lisa was last seen alive, she appeared on the side of Highway 82 in Alabama, naked and covered in bruises.
There was no evidence of foul play or injuries from the physical assault on her body, and all the wounds observed were not inflicted by human hands, animals, or weapons of any sort.
The police concluded that she had taken a dose of methamphetamine and wandered around in the dense woods. After taking the drug, Lisa became disoriented and was unable to find her way back.
9 /10 Burglary Case
Lisa was last seen with two male friends, Randall Oswald and Manley Davis, on July 19. They were known to law enforcement for previous petty theft and drug cases.
Both Randall and Manley were linked to a burglary of a hunting lodge located about 40 miles away from Louisville, Alabama.
A security camera captured footage of the men loading various properties onto a truck, including trailers and ATVs.
They admitted to having been with Lisa during the early hours, but the men gave differing accounts of what happened to her.