Body present in seek for lacking Tennessee teacher Eliza Fletcher

A physique was present in Tennessee Monday amid a seek for missing Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher, cops stated. 

The Memphis Police Department stated {that a} “deceased party” was found at about 5 p.m. within the space the place the girl went lacking. The identification of the physique was not instantly confirmed, nor was the reason for loss of life.

Fletcher, 34, who comes from a pedigreed Tennessee family that based a $3.2 billion personal {hardware} firm, vanished Friday after being violently kidnapped throughout her early-morning jog.

Cleotha Abston was charged Sunday with particularly aggravated kidnapping in her snatching. His motive for kidnapping the mother of two stays unclear.

Tennessee authorities obtained surveillance footage of the kidnapping, which appeared to point out Abston operating “aggressively towards the sufferer, after which [forcing] the sufferer Eliza Fletcher into the passenger’s aspect of the car,” in line with a police affidavit which additionally stated, “there gave the impression to be a wrestle.”

Fletcher was kidnapped throughout her morning jog final week in Memphis.
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Cleotha Abston has been arrested in connection to the abduction.

Cleotha Abston has been arrested in connection to the kidnapping.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office through AP
The motive for the kidnapping of the mother-of-two remains unclear
The motive for the kidnapping of the mother-of-two stays unclear
Courtesy of Memphis Police Department through AP

Police described Fletcher’s abduction as “violent” and stated it’s believed that she “suffered severe damage.”

“Further, it’s possible and obvious from witness statements that these accidents left proof of blood within the automobile the defendant cleaned,” it continued.

The physique on Monday was discovered lower than a mile from the place witnesses informed police they noticed Abston cleansing the GMC Terrain police confirmed he used to allegedly abduct Fletcher. 

Police said the abduction was violent and it appears she "suffered serious injury.”
Police stated the kidnapping was violent and it seems she “suffered severe damage.”
Instagram/Liza Fletcher

Abston had pushed to his brother’s house in Memphis about three-and-a-half hours after the alleged assault. His brother and one other witness reported seeing the 38-year-old cleaning the inside of the SUV and stated he was “performing very unusual.”

Investigators on Monday roped off a couple of mile radius surrounding the situation the place the physique was discovered, close to an deserted elementary college, in line with Fox News

Abston was arrested Saturday morning, however authorities stated he refused to inform them Fletcher’s location. He was busted after Samaritan discovered sandals on the scene of the crime with DNA linking him to the alleged kidnapping. 

He is being held on $500,000 bond and has prior run-ins with the legislation, together with a earlier conviction for kidnapping an legal professional when he was simply 16 years previous.  

Abston served 20 years in jail for the sooner case and was launched in 2020. 

Neighbors described Abston as a “creep” and “pervert” who continuously tried to pay girls for intercourse, according to a report

Fletcher is a married mother of two younger boys and an elementary college teacher.



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