Man charged with kidnapping lacking Memphis jogger Eliza Fletcher

A person has been charged with kidnapping a girl who went lacking whereas jogging close to the College of Memphis on Friday, police stated.

Cleotha Abston, 38, “has been charged with particularly aggravated kidnapping and tampering with proof,” the Memphis Police Division assertion stated Sunday.

Eliza Fletcher, 34, “has not been positioned presently,” the assertion added.

Eliza Fletcher.Memphis Police Dept.

Investigators had been persevering with to seek for the mom of two who went lacking early Friday morning, the assertion stated.

“This stays to be an lively and ongoing investigation,” it added.  

In an earlier assertion police stated Fletcher’s private gadgets had been recovered. On the time of kidnapping, she was carrying purple jogging shorts and a pink high.

On Saturday, relations, who name her Liza, launched a press release learn by Fletcher’s uncle, Michael Keeney.

“Liza has touched the hearts of many individuals,” he stated, noting an outpouring of help and goodwill for the avid runner and kindergarten teacher.

“Greater than something we wish to see Liza returned residence safely,” he added.

The household has put up a $50,000 reward for data resulting in her secure return, in response to NBC affiliate WMC.

Police stated Mario Abston, 36, was additionally arrested however he’s not believed to be linked to Fletcher’s abduction.

He was charged with drug and firearms offenses.

Kurt Chirbas reported from New York and Hyder Abbasi from London.

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