Eliza Fletcher, a teacher who had been reported missing in Tennessee, has been found, and a guy is being held on suspicion of kidnapping her.
A Tennessee schoolteacher, Eliza Fletcher, the granddaughter of a billionaire, has been missing since she went jogging on Friday; a 38-year-old man has been charged in connection with her disappearance.
Cleotha Abston was arrested in the black SUV that had been sought by police in connection with Fletcher’s abduction on Sunday and charged with exceptionally aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence.
On Friday morning, a jogger reported seeing a dark GMC Terrain pull up behind her and force the 34-year-old wife and mother of two into the vehicle. Her damaged phone and water bottle were later discovered nearby. The search for Fletcher by police in Memphis continues.
A second guy was charged on Sunday in connection with the investigation into Fletcher’s disappearance, but he is not thought to be involved at this time.
Mario Abston, 36, was arrested on multiple counts, including manufacturing and selling fentanyl and heroin and being a criminal in possession of a handgun.
On Sunday morning, the two males were arrested and taken to the Shelby County Jail.
A reward of $50,000 was offered by Fletcher’s family for information leading to her safe return.
Her father-in-law Richard Fletcher Jr. told The Post, “It’s just a matter of waiting and hoping and praying.” According to Fletcher, he went to meet his son Richard Fletcher III and they discussed “his wife [being] missing and how hard it is and how unexpected it is and how hard it is to live with something that appears so arbitrary.”
Joseph Orgill III, Fletcher’s grandfather, was a hardware entrepreneur who established the private family business now known as Orgill Inc. The company employs 5,500 people and generates $3 billion in yearly sales, per their website.