Police: Man detained in vehicle of interest after woman abducted while jogging
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WSMV/Gray News) - A man has been detained by the Memphis Police Department after officials say they found a vehicle of interest connected to a missing jogger.
On Saturday, Memphis police said a vehicle was located and the man inside was detained.
This announcement comes a day after 34-year-old Eliza Fletcher was reportedly forced into a GMC Terrain while out for a jog near the University of Memphis campus.
Police said they have found items belonging to the woman, a smashed phone and water bottle, but haven’t yet found her.
Authorities said Fletcher is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighed about 137 pounds. She has blond hair and green eyes and was last seen wearing a pink jogging top and purple/blue running shorts with her hair in a bun.
The University of Memphis said it sent students an alert about a woman who had been kidnapped around 4:30 a.m. on Friday.
Officers said Fletcher frequently jogged in the area and was approached by an unknown person that morning and forced into a dark-colored SUV.
Friends said Fletcher is known as an avid runner and is a mother of two children. She also teaches at St. Mary Episcopal School.
According to the Associated Press, Fletcher’s family has offered a $50,000 reward for information in the case.
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