Tennessee Teacher’s Body Identified; Suspect Charged With Murder After He Is Abducted While Jogging, Eliza Fletcher?
Authorities said Tuesday that the body of a Tennessee teacher, who authorities say was abducted while jogging, had been found Monday after a search that spanned multiple days.
A body was discovered in South Memphis on Friday, and it has been identified as that of Eliza Fletcher, a 34-year-old woman who police say was abducted Friday, according to Memphis police.
It should be noted that this identification follows the arrest Sunday of Cleotha Abston, 38, who was initially charged with especially aggravated kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Fletcher.
According to the Memphis Police Department, Abston faces additional charges of first-degree murder in the perpetration of kidnapping as well as first-degree murder in the perpetration of murder.
According to the Memphis Police Department, Abston was arrested on Sunday after DNA was found on a pair of Champion brand slides found in the street, which had been linked to her.
Eliza Fletcher: who is she?
It was the abduction of Fletcher last week that sparked a large-scale search involving local, state, and federal authorities.
Fletcher was a mother of two and a teacher at St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis.
Besides being the granddaughter of the late Joseph Orgill III, one of the most prominent philanthropists in Memphis, she was also a member of the family that ran Orgill Inc., a hardware supply business in Memphis.
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