Woman jogging early Friday morning kidnapped near university of Memphis, police say.
The woman, 34-year-old Eliza Fletcher, was jogging around 4:20 am when “unknown man” approached her and forced her into a dark SUV in in area of Central Avenue and Zach H Curlin Street, Memphis police said. in a statement.
private items were restored, but she was not found. At that time of kidnapping, she was wearing purple sports shorts and a pink top.
Shortly after 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Memphis Police announced what “vehicle of interest” was discovered and his driver detained for interrogation.
“Elise Fletcher could not be found,” the department said. tweeted. “This is an ongoing investigation.”
FBI and Bureau of Tennessee of The investigation was assisted with Search for avid runner kindergarten teacher and mother of two.
AT news Conference on Saturday, the police said the security video evidence of a possible the kidnapping raised the priority level of the case as it was upgraded from missing to kidnapping.
Fletcher is mother of two and a teacher at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, according to NBC affiliate WMC. of Memphis. Memphis Commercial Appeal Says She’s Granddaughter of the late Joseph “Joe” Orgyll III, who helped grow an independent equipment distributor who wears it family name internationally.
On Saturday, family members, who call her Lisa released a statement read by Fletcher’s uncle, Michael Keaney.
“Lisa touched the hearts of a lot of peoplehe said, noticing the outpouring of support and benevolence.
” family It has met with police and we shared with them all information we knowKeeney said. – Most of all we want see lisa come back home safely”.
family set up $50,000 reward for information leading to her safe return, according to WMC.
Daniela Menkos as well as Anthony Cusumano contributed.