Alabama woman who vanished from car wreck found alive in woods after suspended search

An Alabama woman who went missing after getting into a car accident has been found alive, CBS News reports.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, 45-year-old Lisa Holman’s damaged car was found abandoned in Pelham, just outside of Birmingham, on Saturday, but there was no trace of Holman. Authorities conducted a search for the missing woman, employing drone technology to try and trace her.

According to CBS News, by nightfall on Saturday, authorities had to suspend the search. But on Sunday morning, the Pelham Police Department announced they had found Holman alive in the woods.

The details of her recovery are not yet clear, but Holman reportedly suffered from injuries, including broken bones, from the apparent car accident.

“While we are still working to piece together the events of the past few days, we do want to let you know Ms. Holman was alert when we found her, and she was able to walk out of the woods to medical professionals standing by to treat her,” Pelham Police Chief Larry Palmer said in a statement obtained by CBS News.

Holman’s family also released a statement, praising the woman’s resiliency in surviving the overnight ordeal.

“Her ability to withstand these injuries, the weather conditions, and the length of time in the woods is a testament to her resiliency,” the family reportedly said.

“We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the coordinated effort provided by the Pelham Police Department, Pelham Fire Department, and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office,” the family’s statement continued.

“They led this rescue mission not only with determined tenacity, but also with true compassion.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


[Feature image: Police handout/Lisa Holman]