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Police find body in search for abducted teacher Eliza Fletcher, identity not confirmed

Police believe she "suffered serious injury" during kidnapping.

September 5, 2022 9:23pm

Updated: September 6, 2022 11:04am

Memphis, Tennessee police say they found a "deceased party" in the area where teacher Eliza Fletcher went missing on Friday during an early morning job, the New York Post reports. The body hasn't been identified yet.

Surveillance video appears to show that Cleotha Abston, who was charged with "especially aggravated kidnapping," ran "aggressively" toward the teacher and forced her into his vehicle after an apparent struggle. Police said they believe she "suffered serious injury."

Abston's motive for the kidnapping isn't clear, but Fletcher comes from a billionaire family.