Man 34, Cleotha Abston, Arrested for Held of a Billionaire’s Granddaughter Eliza Fletcher

The man charged with kidnapping over the disappearance of Eliza Fletcher was previously imprisoned for a similar attack, The US Sun can reveal. Cleotha Abston, 38, was arrested and charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and evidence tampering after the millionaire heiress was abducted while out on a run, Memphis police said on Sunday.

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What Happened to Eliza Fletcher?

Eliza Fletcher is still missing after being forced into a dark SUV while out for a run early at Friday morning in Memphis. The man believed to be connected to the crime was previously jailed for close to 20 years without parole for the kidnapping of attorney Kemper Durand on May 25, 2000, the Memphis Police Department confirmed to The US Sun.

Durand was walking to his car around 2 am after attending a party on Beale Street, Memphis, when Abston approached him from behind, took his wallet, and forced him into the trunk of a vehicle. Abston drove around for a couple of hours while holding Durand as a hostage, picking up friends on his journey, the Memphis Flyer reported at the time.

Shocking Abduction of Eliza Fletcher

Surveillance footage shows the moment the mother-of-two was forced into the dark-colored SUV while jogging near the University of Memphis.  An individual is seen pushing her into the vehicle after a brief struggle around 4:30 am.  Eliza who was also a junior kindergarten teacher was known to regularly run the same route. 

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Her phone was thrown to the ground and smashed which was collected from the scene by detectives.  Last night, the husband of the missing mom was seen wiping away tears as her family issued a desperate plea to the kidnappers.  Richie Fletcher stood with his wife’s family as Eliza’s uncle, Mike Keeney, appealed for anyone with information to contact the police.  The 34-year-old mum-of-two was abducted while out for a run early on Friday morning in Memphis.

Family Appeal

Her wealth has offered around $50,000 in reward for the kindergarten teacher’s safe return.  On Saturday night, Mr. Keeney was surrounded by Eliza’s loved ones as he expressed his gratitude for the police’s hard work and asked for his niece’s safe return. He also reported: “We want to start by thanking everyone for their prayers and outpouring of support.

Eliza Fletcher Age, Family, Early Life

Eliza Fletcher age was 34 years old. Her family and early life details are unknown as of now.

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Eliza Fletcher Career, What is his profession?

Eliza Fletcher was a kindergarten school teacher and heiress to the million-dollar fortune.