Lisa Theris investigation turned over to Bullock County Sheriff's Office

Published: Aug. 10, 2017 at 9:35 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2017 at 5:18 AM CDT
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Manley Green Davis (left) and Randall Wade Oswald (right). Mug shot of Davis from Bullock Co....
Manley Green Davis (left) and Randall Wade Oswald (right). Mug shot of Davis from Bullock Co. Jail. Mug shot of Oswald from Troy PD.

TROY, AL (WSFA) - After three weeks, the Troy Police Department is turning the lead investigation in the missing person case of Lisa Joy Theris over to the Bullock County Sheriff's Department.

Troy police say everything in the investigation points to Theris' last known location being in Bullock County. Police say the arrests of two men of interest in the case, Manley Green Davis and Randall Wade Oswald, would not have been possible without the sheriff's department securing warrants for both men. Davis had a warrant out for third-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property, and Oswald had a warrant out for a break in at a Bullock County hunting cabin.

An investigation revealed both Davis and Oswald knew Theris and were with her or knew where she was around the time she was reported missing by her father. According to her father, his last contact with Theris was by phone on Tuesday, July 18. Police say she told her dad she was in Troy during that conversation.

Investigators say Lisa was with Davis and Oswald when the men broke into a hunting lodge on Pleasant Hill Road in Midway. Officials say Theris had no idea the men were going to the hunting lodge to break in and steal things and didn't want to be a part of it.

Davis and Oswald were both questioned by investigators. Police say they are pointing fingers at each other as being the last one with Theris.

Troy police will continue to assist in the investigation.

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