Eliza Fletcher Cause of Death
The identity of a recovered object that was used in the search for Eliza Fletcher has been revealed, just a few days after it was established that the missing heiress was kidnapped while out for a run.
After the remains of the educator were discovered in Memphis, the police announced that the suspect, Cleotha Abston, 38, has been charged with the teacher’s murder.
It has been established that Fletcher’s remains were among those discovered in the woods.
Eliza, a rich heiress to a hardware empire, was recorded on haunting surveillance tape jogging moments before she was bundled into a dark-colored SUV near the University of Memphis in Tennessee on Friday.
At approximately 4:30 in the morning, she is seen being pushed into the vehicle after a brief struggle with a person who is believed to be Abston.
Eliza, who is 34 and teaches junior kindergarten, was well-known for running the same route on a consistent basis.
The shattered remains of her phone and a water bottle were found inexplicably strewn about the yard of a residence owned by the university.
It was determined that Abston had been wearing Champion slides sandals at the time of the incident. When the samples were submitted for DNA analysis, the police discovered that they had a match with Abston, who was already in the database.
The United States Marshals Service discovered the GMC Terrain parked in front of Abston’s home in Memphis on Waterstone Oak Way over the weekend.
According to the police, Abston made an attempt to flee but was ultimately apprehended.