Eliza Fletcher Has Been Found
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CNN - Eliza "Liza" Fletcher, 34, a teacher who was abducted while jogging last week in Memphis, has just been identified as the person found dead this week in the rear of a vacant duplex in the Tennessee city, roughly 7.5 miles from where surveillance video shows she was forced into an SUV early last Friday, Memphis police said. The suspect, Cleotha Abston, 38, has since been arrested over the weekend. "To lose someone so young and so vital is a tragedy in and of itself, but to have it happen in this way, with a senseless act of violence, it's unimaginable," Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy said, offering his condolences to Fletcher's family. "We have no reason to think this was anything other than an isolated attack by a stranger."
Hundreds Run in Honor of Slain Jogger Eliza Fletcher
Runners gathered in Memphis, Tennessee, to honor slain jogger Eliza Fletcher. The 34-year-old kindergarten teacher and heiress to a hardware company went jogging in the early morning. Fletcher was kidnapped and later murdered. Her friends wanted to turn their grief into action so they organized a run in her honor. As the 8.2-mile run began, cyclists were alongside runners in a beautiful show of solidarity. Many of them stopped and lit candles at the spot where she was abducted.