Jogger kidnapped in near University of Memphis, FBI and TBI join search – Commercial Appeal
Eliza Fletcher, a teacher at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, has gone missing. The FBI and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the search.
The woman was forced into an SUV while jogging and taken from the scene. After being taken into a dark-colored SUV, police said.
Police released photos of Fletcher, who was last seen wearing a pink jogging top and purple running shorts. Eliza Fletcher, 35, was described as 5-foot-6 and 137 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.
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University police said someone approached Fletcher in a dark SUV and forced her into the vehicle after a brief struggle. Fletcher’s cell phone and water bottle were found in front of a university-owned house.
Fletcher’s kidnapping was not the first in Memphis this year. The pastor of Second Presbyterian Church said that the city is hurting.
There have been at least 100 kidnappings in Memphis this year, according to public safety data posted on the city’s website. Black men and women make up 67% of missing persons cases in Shelby County.
Fletcher is the granddaughter of Joe Orgill III, a Memphis hardware businessman and philanthropist. She married Richard Fletcher III in 2014.
Eliza Fletcher was kidnapped near the University of Memphis. The school she works at released a letter to parents and said counselors and chaplains are available to support students.
For additional updates, check out the news outlets listed below.
- Jogger kidnapped in near University of Memphis, FBI and TBI join search Commercial Appeal
- Tennessee woman abducted, forced into SUV while running in Memphis, police say Fox News
- Woman abducted near University of Memphis WREG News Channel 3
- Memphis Police: Missing woman forced into SUV while on run WREG NewsChannel 3
- Jogger abducted during early morning run in Tennessee, police say KWTX
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