Lisa Theris said she survived on berries, mushrooms and water from creeks and puddles during her time in woods near Union Springs, Alabama, about 65 miles southeast of Montgomery, reported NBC News, citing her rescuer, Judy Garner.
Officials did not release any other details about her connection to the burglars or about how she survived in the woods. "She said she was drinking water out of a brook and eating berries and mushrooms", Rodgers said. Theris was reported missing in mid-July and had last been seen in the Midway, Alabama area.
"She [the female driver] called us and told us she had located the missing person".
Sheriff Rodgers said because Lisa Theris is not familiar with the wilderness region of Alabama, she likely got lost in the woods after running away from Davis and Oswald and got lost when it turned dark. "We are lucky that she is alive, she is so strong and has made it through so much", she said.
She told police she was on the move during the time she was lost, trying to get help.
Before being found, Theris said that she had ended up going round in circles due to lack of food. "So when I got word she was found alive, my whole world flipped upside down again".
"[The motorist] went back. and there was the young lady in the wooded area".
At 3:43 p.m. on August 12, Theris' brother, Will Theris, posted two messages to social media expressing his relief that she had been found.
He added: "She had been out lost in the woods". We didn't ask her too many questions.
The two men, Manley Davis, 31, and Randall Oswald, 36, were arrested almost two weeks after Lisa disappeared and were charged with stealing $40,000 (£31,100) worth of goods including four-wheel drive cars and chainsaws, according to Huffington Post. "My baby's alive", said Theris. "There is not an inch of her that has not been affected".
Her sister, Elizabeth, told WSFA: "She is severely weakened, she is in pain, she is emaciated". "But she is as strong as they come and is handling it all as well as anyone".
Theris' brother Will wrote on Facebook after she was found: "28 days stranded out in the wilderness and Lisa is still standing, strongest person i know". "We are very thankful for everyone's thoughts and prayers and look forward to our baby fully recovering".