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Police Arrest Subject in Brazen Kidnapping, But Victim Still Missing

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Mother of two Eliza Fletcher remains missing on Monday, despite police having arrested a suspect in the case of her disappearance.

Fletcher was out on an early morning jog just days ago when a dark SUV approached her.  A man stepped out of the vehicle and violently forced the mother of two into the front seat before driving off to a nearby parking lot.  The vehicle remained there for approximately 4 minutes before again leaving, according to local surveillance video.

Police have identified and arrested a suspect in the case, but he’s refusing to assist authorities, forcing police to pull out all the stops in the search for Fletcher.

Police are searching various locations throughout Memphis on Sunday in relation to the disappearance of Eliza Fletcher, a billionaire heiress and mother of two who was abducted on Friday morning while out for a morning run.

Cleotha Abston, 38, was arrested on Saturday in connection with Fletcher’s disappearance. Law enforcement officers set up a mobile command center and were using K-9s to search near a home where Abston could be seen washing clothes and cleaning the interior of his vehicle on Friday.

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Two witnesses told police that they saw Abston “acting very strange” and “behaving oddly” as he washed his clothes in a sink and cleaned the interior of the GMC Terrain at his brother’s home near Pine Hill Community Center, according to an affidavit.

Police wrote that it was “probable and apparent” that Fletcher’s injuries “left evidence, e.g., blood, in the vehicle that the Defendant cleaned.”

Abston had previously spent 19 years behind bars after being fond guilty of aggravated kidnapping in 2000.  He is refusing to cooperate with police at the time of this writing.

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