Eliza Fletcher just kidnapped: Body found in search of missing jogger as suspect due to appear in court

Eliza Fletcher just kidnapped: Body found in search of missing jogger as suspect due to appear in court


A man was charged in the kidnapping of Memphis athlete Eliza Fletcher

Investigators searching for missing Memphis heiress Eliza Fletcher say they have found a body after searching a wooded area near suspect Cleotha Abston’s home.

Memphis police have not yet identified the remains.

Ms Fletcher, a 34-year-old mother of two, was last seen at around 4am on Friday when she was brutally kidnapped while jogging near the University of Memphis university, police say.

Police charged Abston, 38, with aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence on Sunday and is being held on $500,000 bail. He was expected to appear in court Tuesday morning.

On Monday, officers from the Memphis Police Department were seen in ground vehicles searching a wooded area south of Memphis, about two miles from Abston’s home, according to WREG3.

Police say they identified Abston as a suspect after finding DNA on a pair of skate shoes that were found at the scene of the fight.

Ms Fletcher, the granddaughter of the billionaire founder of Memphis hardware business Orgill, has not been found four days after she disappeared. His family has offered $50,000 for his return.

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Kidnapping suspect Eliza Fletcher left shoes at the scene of the kidnapping

The suspect is accused of kidnapping a 34-year-old teacher Tennessee was identified with the help of DNA from the shoes found nearby.

Eliza Fletcher, mother of two and granddaughter of billionaire Joseph Orgill III, was kidnapped. during a jog at 4 in the morning in his neighborhood near the University Memphis college on Friday.

Memphis police have arrested 38-year-old Cleotha “Pookie” Abston and charged him with “aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence”.

According to the affidavit, Champion slide shoes found near the scene of Ms Fletcher’s disappearance were linked to the suspect’s DNA. His phone was also found by the robbers.

Read on for the full story.

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Everything we know about the suspect in the kidnapping of Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher

The man accused of kidnapping Eliza Fletcher is a hardened criminal who spent 20 years in prison for kidnapping and robbery, arrest records show.

Cleotha “Pookie” Abston, 38, was arrested on Saturday and charged with kidnapping and tampering with evidence, Memphis police said. he said in a tweet early Sunday morning.

Read more about Abston’s lengthy criminal record below.

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The suspect stalked the missing heiress for 24 minutes before she was kidnapped, police say

The suspect accused of kidnapping is missing heir Eliza Fletcher was seen stalking him in his SUV 24 minutes before he was abducted, police say.

Cleotha “Pookie” Abston is accused of kidnapping Ms. Fletcher, 34, while she was jogging near the intersection of Central Avenue and Zach H. Curlin Street. Memphis at 4.20 am on Friday.

According to a police affidavit, Abston’s GMS Terrain was seen on surveillance footage in the area 24 minutes before the abduction.

The footage then shows a man getting out of a black SUV and violently forcing Ms Fletcher into the passenger side of the car.

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Everything we know about the kidnapping of Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher

Desperate search to find none Memphis the teacher and business heir Eliza Fletcher it’s now into its fourth day – as the 38-year-old man charged with her kidnapping is reportedly refusing to reveal his whereabouts to authorities.

Eliza Fletcher, a 34-year-old mother of two, was grabbed while on a morning jog near the University of Memphis college on Friday.

On Saturday, 38-year-old Cleotha Abston was arrested on suspicion of her kidnapping.

He was charged with aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence on Sunday and is being held on $500,000 bail.

No motive has been released and there are no clues as to Ms Fletcher’s whereabouts.

Rachel Bright has a complete story.

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The relative of the suspect claims Abston ‘100%’ kidnapped the heiress

Nathaniel Isaac, 69 – the uncle of the suspect Cleotha Abston – has claimed that he is “100 percent sure he had something to do with her abduction.”

In an interview, Mr Isaac criticized his nephew and highlighted his criminal history.

He said: “All my royal family are smart. They always have been. They don’t like me because they’re crazy. It’s the truth. Go check the police records on the Abstons. You’ll find they’re all up to something. My wife’s son stayed locked away. Mario he’s being arrested now for drugs and carrying a gun. And Cleo, I’m 100% sure she had something to do with his arrest. Can I prove it? No.”

Meanwhile, the police are still searching for the missing Eliza Fletcher. And Mr. Abston is expected to appear in court today.

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Kidnapping suspect Cleotha Abston faces new robbery charges as police manhunt continues

A person accused of kidnapping Eliza Fletcher faces three new theft charges, while police continue to hunt for the missing heir.

Cleotha Abston, 38, was charged identity thefttheft of property under $1,000 and fraudulent use of a credit card and Memphis police on Monday.

Abston, 38, was arrested on Saturday and charged with kidnapping and tampering with evidence in connection with Ms. Fletcher’s disappearance, Memphis police said. he said in a tweet early Sunday morning.

Abston has refused to give police any information about Ms Fletcher’s whereabouts, according to the police affidavit.

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Police find body searching for missing Memphis teacher and heiress

Police looking for missing Memphis teacher and successor Eliza Fletcher they say they have found a body.

The Memphis Police Department (MPD) said Monday that officers found the body around 5:07 p.m. local time, although it stressed that “the identity of this person and the cause of death. [are] not confirmed at this time”.

Read the full story of Io Dodds here:

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Everything we know about the suspect in the kidnapping of Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher

The man accused of kidnapping Eliza Fletcher is a hardened criminal who spent 20 years in prison for kidnapping and robbery, arrest records show.

Cleotha “Pookie” Abston, 38, was arrested on Saturday and charged with kidnapping and tampering with evidence, Memphis police said. he said in a tweet early Sunday morning.

Read more about Abston’s lengthy criminal record below.

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The suspect stalked the missing heiress for 24 minutes before she was kidnapped, police say

The suspect accused of kidnapping is missing heir Eliza Fletcher was seen stalking him in his SUV 24 minutes before he was abducted, police say.

Cleotha “Pookie” Abston is accused of kidnapping Ms. Fletcher, 34, while she was jogging near the intersection of Central Avenue and Zach H. Curlin Street. Memphis at 4.20 am on Friday.

According to a police affidavit, Abston’s GMS Terrain was seen on surveillance footage in the area 24 minutes before the abduction.

The footage then shows a man getting out of a black SUV and violently forcing Ms Fletcher into the passenger side of the car.

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Eliza Fletcher: Police find body searching for missing Memphis teacher

Police searching for missing Memphis teacher and heiress Eliza Fletcher had found a body.

The Memphis Police Department said Monday that officers found the body around 5:07 p.m. local time, although it stressed that “the identity of this person and the cause of death. [are] not confirmed at this time”.