Eliza Fletcher

Eliza Fletcher: Police Tow SUV, Tag Lawn Shears from Home After Teacher is Abducted, Forced into SUV While Out for Morning Jog

Law enforcement officials in Memphis, Tennesee, were spotted at a Memphis home on Friday, in connection with missing teacher, Eliza Fletcher.

According to ABC 24, officers were seen at a Memphis residence on Friday, towing a vehicle and tagging a computer and lawn shears as evidence. University of Memphis police indicated that they found Fletcher’s cellphone and water bottle in front of a home in the 3800 block of Central Ave., reportedly owned by the university.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Fletcher was jogging near the 3800 block of Central Avenue near the University of Memphis at around 4:40 a.m. Friday, when she was “abducted, and forced into a mid-sized dark-colored SUV.”

“Upon arriving on the scene, officers were advised that a female was jogging in the area at approximately 4:20 a.m. when an unknown individual approached her,” Memphis police said. “The female was reportedly forced into an SUV and taken from the scene.”

Investigators say the only description of the suspect at this time is that he is a male.

Fletcher is a teacher at the St. Mary’s Episcopal School, according to Fox News. She’s also a dedicated runner and active in church with her husband.

“She and her husband Ritchie are both very active and great leaders in our congregation,” George Robertson, the senior pastor at Second Presbyterian Church, told the Commercial Appeal. “They have two little boys who have come up to me every week and give me a hug.”

Fletcher and her husband, Richard James Fletcher III, were married in 2014 in a society wedding that was covered in Memphis The City Magazine.

The FBI and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are reportedly assisting in the search.

Fletcher is described as being 5-foot-6-inches tall and weighing 137 pounds. She has blondish-brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information on Fletcher’s whereabouts should “Call MPD at 901-528-CASH (2274), 901-545- COPS (2677), or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND,” Memphis police said.

The story is developing. Check back for updates.

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[Featured image via TBI]