Eliza Fletcher death video

Eliza Fletcher Cause of Death – Why Killer Killed Her? Dead Body Video Footage

A body discovered in Memphis has been identified as abducted school teacher Eliza Fletcher, authorities said Tuesday.

Fletcher’s remains were found on Sunday afternoon in a South Memphis residential neighborhood several miles from where she was abducted, police said.

Police charged Cleotha Abston, 38, with the first degree murder and first degree murder in the perpetration of kidnapping after abducting the teacher, whose body was found in an abandoned elementary school.

Authorities have not yet confirmed Fletcher’s cause of death , but they have identified the body as the billionaire heiress, which was found seven miles from where she was last seen.

Eliza Fletcher Cause of Death

The grim news came as 38-year-old Cleotha Abston, the suspect in the kidnapping, was set to make his first court appearance.

The Memphis Police Department said charges of first-degree murder and first-degree murder in perpetration of kidnapping have been filed against Abston.

Eliza Fletcher's abduction

Abston was previously charged with kidnapping and tampering with evidence in relation to her dissapearance, as well as other unrelated charges.

Eliza Fletcher Death Autopsy

He appeared in court wearing a mask and green issued prison uniform, telling the court in an affidavit that he is unable to afford a lawyer or make bond.

Fletchers’ family are understood to have attended the short appearance, which was adjorned until another hearing on September 7.

Abston did not speak during the short 15 minute hearing, and was led away by officers with his hands cuffed behind his back.

The Ultra-runner vanished while out for a jog around 4.30am on Friday, sparking a four-day long hunt, which led officers to several wooded areas across Memphis.

Eliza Fletcher Dead Body Footage

Fletcher, 34, was jogging in a neighborhood near the University of Memphis around 4 a.m. on Sept. 2 and did not return home. Police later found surveillance video that showed a man getting out of a black GMC Terrain, run toward her and force her into the passenger side of the vehicle, according to a police affidavit.

Henderson was arrested on Sept. 3 for suspected involvement in Fletcher’s disappearance. Authorities said they had matched DNA found on slide sandals located on the street at the scene of the abduction to his in an FBI database.

The cause of Fletcher’s death has not yet been released. In their affidavit, police wrote that her “abduction was violent” and that “it is believed and supported by the facts and physical evidence that she suffered serious injury.”

The family of Fletcher, a mother of two, issued a statement following her death. “Liza was such a joy to so many—her family, friends, colleagues, students, parents, members of her Second Presbyterian Church congregation, and everyone who knew her,” it said. “Now it’s time to remember and celebrate how special she was and to support those who cared so much for her.”

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