Memphis police ID body of abducted jogger Eliza Fletcher

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Memphis, Tennessee, said Tuesday that a body found during a search the day before is a woman who was abducted and forced into an SUV during an early morning jog.

Police said on Twitter that investigators identified the body of 34-year-old Eliza Fletcher, a school teacher and granddaughter of a prominent Memphis businessman. The body was found Monday after a series of searches for the woman who was kidnapped around 4 a.m. Friday.

U.S. Marshals arrested 38-year-old Cleotha Abston on Saturday.

Police say Abston will now also be facing a charges of first-degree murder and first-degree murder in perpetration of kidnapping.

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