Body Found in Memphis identified as abducted jogger Eliza Fletcher

Body Found in Memphis identified as abducted jogger Eliza Fletcher

A body found in a Memphis neighborhood Monday was confirmed to be a Tennessee woman (Eliza Fletcher) who was abducted late last week

Eliza Fletcher was seen on surveillance video being forced into an SUV while she was jogging near the University of Memphis early Friday morning.

 The suspect arrested in the case, 38-year-old Cleotha Abston, is being charged with first-degree murder and first-degree murder in perpetration of kidnapping. Abston hasn’t provided much information to investigators, Davis said.

 “We are still working with that suspect,” says Cerelyn Davis.

According to the chief, it was too early for investigators to determine how and where Fletcher died. Her body was found behind a vacant duplex. Steven Mulroy, the district attorney for Shelby County, which includes Memphis, said Abston would be arraigned on the murder charges Wednesday.

“We have no reason to think this was anything other than an isolated attack by a stranger,” Mulroy told reporters.