A Suspect Has Been Charged In The Abduction Of Eliza Fletcher

The police in Memphis have announced that they have arrested a man concerning the disappearance of a teacher they believe was abducted when she was out for a run on Friday morning.

According to a tweet sent early Sunday morning by the Memphis Police Department, 38-year-old Cleotha Abston was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to track down Elizabeth Fletcher at this time. Police from the MPD and their federal and local colleagues are still looking for Mrs Fletcher.

According to the police, Fletcher, 34, was contacted by a stranger while out jogging at 4:30 a.m. on Friday. She was allegedly coerced into a black SUV about midsize and driven away from the site.

On Saturday, the police located the vehicle they had been searching for, leading to the arrest of Abston.

Police said on Twitter, “The vehicle of interest has been identified, and a male occupying the vehicle has been seized.”

Police photos reveal Fletcher jogging in a residential area close to the University of Memphis. According to police notice, she was last seen wearing a pink tank top and purple shorts while exercising.

According to the authorities, Fletcher is White, 5’6″ tall, with brown hair and green eyes. She has a 137-pound frame.

According to a press statement released by CNN affiliate WHBQ, CrimeStoppers Executive Director Buddy Chapman claimed that the victim’s damaged phone was located near the site where she is thought to have been abducted.

According to WHBQ, the mother’s family has offered a $50,000 reward through CrimeStoppers for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Eliza’s family said in a statement Chapman posted that they “hope that this reward will assist authorities to capture those who committed this murder” and are waiting for her safe return.

St. Mary’s Episcopal School announced Fletcher’s hiring as a junior kindergarten teacher in a Twitter post.

In a tweet, TBI stated it was helping Memphis police with their investigation.

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