Body Identified As Tennessee Teacher
The body of a Tennessee teacher who authorities say was abducted while jogging was found Monday after a search that spanned multiple days, police said Tuesday morning.
Memphis police announced a body found in South Memphis was identified as Eliza "Liza" Fletcher, a 34-year-old woman who police say was abducted Friday.
The identification comes on the heels of the arrest of Cleotha Abston, 38, who was initially charged Sunday with especially aggravated kidnapping in connection to Fletcher's disappearance.
Abston faces additional charges of first degree murder and first degree murder in perpetration of kidnapping, the Memphis Police Department announced Tuesday.
Abston's arrest on Sunday came after the Memphis Police Department police said DNA found on a pair of Champion brand slides found in the street linked him to her.
Police on Monday announced they'd found a body found near the area where Fletcher disappeared. Tuesday, police announced the body was identified as Fletcher's.
Officers discovered the body at about 5 p.m. in a residential area roughly five miles from the University of Memphis campus, where Fletcher was taken.