A suspect has been charged in the abduction of Eliza Fletcher, however the Memphis instructor continues to be lacking, police say - CNN

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a person has been charged in connection with the disappearance of a Memphis teacher investigators consider turned into kidnapped while she was out for a jog Friday morning, police referred to.

Cleotha Abston, 38, become charged with particularly aggravated kidnapping and tampering with facts, in line with a tweet from the Memphis Police branch posted early Sunday.

"Eliza Fletcher has no longer been found at this time. MPD Investigators and officers, along with our native and federal companions, continue searching for Mrs. Fletcher," the publish talked about.

Fletcher, 34, changed into strolling around 4 a.m. Friday when a black GMC Terrain SUV handed by means of her, in keeping with surveillance footage received of the incident. a person was then viewed getting out of the car and "ran aggressively" towards Fletcher and compelled her into the passenger aspect of the SUV. as soon as each people were inner the SUV, the vehicle remained in a parking zone for about four minutes earlier than riding away, in response to the photos mentioned in an affidavit obtained by way of CNN.

Abston became arrested Saturday after police found a automobile that they had been trying to find within the case.

US Marshals found the GMC Terrain in a parking lot near Abston's dwelling, in keeping with the affidavit. The vehicle had the same distinguishable car harm and partial license plate identification seen in the surveillance footage from Fletcher's abduction.

Abston was located neighborhood via U.S. Marshals and attempted to flee however became taken into custody, the affidavit said.

it's doubtful whether Abston has an lawyer.

DNA recovered from a pair of sandals found near where authorities trust Fletcher became abducted helped investigators in Memphis establish and arrest Abston in connection with Fletcher's disappearance, in accordance with the affidavit.

Investigators discovered surveillance photos captured from a native theater the day earlier than Fletcher's disappearance, which confirmed Abston wearing what authorities believe are the identical pair of Champion slide sandals found at the crime scene, in keeping with the affidavit.

extra surveillance footage matched with statements from Abston's organization confirmed the car believed to be concerned in Fletcher's kidnapping belongs to a woman linked to Abston's home handle.

cell information also location Abston at the site during the time of Fletcher's abduction on Friday morning, the affidavit spoke of.

Fletcher's broken phone was discovered close the scene the place she is believed to have been abducted, CrimeStoppers government Director friend Chapman talked about, in keeping with a information free up bought via CNN affiliate WHBQ.

in line with the affidavit, a witness spoke of she noticed Abston at his brother's condominium after the kidnapping. each the witness and his brother pointed out Abston was behaving oddly as he cleaned the indoors of his SUV and washed his outfits in the sink.

in response to the affidavit, Abston declined to share Fletcher's vicinity.

photos released by using police reveal Fletcher running within the regional close the institution of Memphis. She changed into closing viewed wearing a crimson going for walks desirable and purple working shorts, police spoke of in an alert.

Fletcher is White, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes, police said. She weighs 137 pounds.

The household of the mom of two is providing a $50,000 reward via CrimeStoppers for advice resulting in an arrest within the case, WHBQ pronounced.

"We seem forward to Eliza's secure return and hope that this award will help police capture those that dedicated this crime," her family talked about in an announcement shared via Chapman.

In a publish on Twitter, St. Mary's Episcopal college said Fletcher is a junior kindergarten instructor.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation talked about in a tweet it is assisting Memphis police in the investigation.

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