Kidnapping of Liza Fletcher: Memphis teacher’s disappearance timeline


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Eliza Fletcher, a 34-year-old Memphis kindergarten teacher and mother known as Liza to loved ones, was abducted on Friday while out for a morning run.

The Memphis Police Department (MPD) is still looking for Fletcher and a $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to her whereabouts.

Here is a timeline of events surrounding his disappearance:

September 2 at 4 a.m.

Fletcher, an avid runner who qualified for the Boston Marathon, goes for a run around 4 a.m. She is taking her usual route near the University of Memphis, according to authorities.

WHO IS ELIZA FLETCHER? MEMPHIS TEACHER ABDUCTED DURING MORNING JOG

Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward to help find the kidnapped mother while jogging.
(Memphos Police Department/TBI)

While running on a stretch of Central Avenue around 4:20 a.m., she was “kidnapped and forced into a medium-sized, dark-colored SUV.”

September 2 at 7:45 a.m.

MPD receives two phone calls — one from Fletcher’s husband, Richard Fletcher III, who reported her missing after she failed to return from her run, and one from the University of Memphis.

TENNESSEE WOMAN KIDNAPPED, FORCED INTO SUV WHILE RUNNING IN MEMPHIS, POLICE SAID

Police find some of Fletcher’s belongings at the Central Avenue scene. They are also told that a man approached Fletcher and forced her into a dark SUV after a struggle.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation later identifies the vehicle as a GMC Terrain.

September 2, afternoon

The MPD said at a press conference Friday afternoon that the department was unaware of any connection between Fletcher’s kidnapping and reports since the start of the semester that someone had harassed members. of the University of Memphis women’s cross country team as they raced in the area.

Investigators have described the suspect in Fletcher’s disappearance as male.

Fletcher was an avid runner

Fletcher was an avid runner
(Liza Fletcher/Facebook)

Later, authorities took a white Jeep Grand Wagoneer outside Fletcher’s home, according to FOX 13 Memphis.

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Fletcher is described as a white woman with blonde hair and green eyes. She is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 137 pounds. She wore a pink sports top and purple running shorts, her hair up and a matching headband.

Anyone with information related to the abduction is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz and Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.


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