Eliza Fletcher Police Identify Body

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A local teacher and the granddaughter of a local tycoon, the 34-year-old mother of two was well-known in the community. Friday morning while she was jogging near the University of Memphis campus, 

she was kidnapped. The kidnapping and murder of Ms. Fletcher have been attributed to Cleotha Abston, a 38-year-old man with a prior conviction for kidnap.

Following the finding of her body, her loved ones issued a statement expressing their "heartbreak and devastation. "They all stated the same thing: "Liza was a such a delight to so many"

her loved ones, friends, colleagues, students, parents, members of her Second Presbyterian Church congregation, and everyone else who knew her The moment has come to honour her life and the people

who loved her by sharing stories about her and showing them love and support. Ms. Fletcher was the granddaughter of the late Joseph Orgill III, a local hardware mogul and philanthropist who amassed

a fortune in the billions. His firm is currently said to be valued over $3 billion (£2.6 billion) and to have a staff of over five thousand individuals.

Rather than joining the family company, Ms. Fletcher became a junior kindergarten teacher at St. Mary's Episcopal School. On Friday morning,

at about 4:00 AM local time, she disappeared. According to the police report, Ms. Fletcher was physically forced into a black SUV when a guy approached her and got into an altercation with her.

On Friday, her family reported her missing when she did not return from a morning run. They offered a reward of up to $50,000 (£43,330) for information leading to her safe return.

On Monday, the Memphis Police Department said that at around 23:07 GMT (local time 17:07), police had discovered a body, but that no identification had yet been established.

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