Eliza “Liza” Fletcher, 34, was jogging around 4:30 a.m. when an unidentified person approached her, police said. She was forced into a dark mid-size SUV and taken off the scene, police said. The “vehicle of interest” in the kidnapping was found on Saturday, police said.
Police did not immediately say whether the detained person was suspected of involvement in the kidnapping or if they would face charges.
Photos released by police show Fletcher running in the neighborhood near the University of Memphis. She was last seen wearing a pink jogging top and purple running shorts, police said in an alert.
Fletcher is white, 5’6″, with brown hair and green eyes, police said. She weighs 137 pounds.
Now the mother-of-two’s family is offering a $50,000 reward through CrimeStoppers for information leading to an arrest in the case, WHBQ reported.
“We look forward to Eliza’s safe return and hope this award will help police capture those who committed this crime,” her family said in a statement shared by Chapman.