Eliza Fletcher kidnapped: Memphis police say ‘vehicle of interest’ located, man detained, Eliza still missing
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Memphis police said a ‘vehicle of interest’ had been located and added that a man in the car had been arrested but the kindergarten teacher removed Eliza Fletcher is still missing.
Police made the announcement on Saturday afternoon, tweeting that “the vehicle of interest has been located and a male occupant of the vehicle has been arrested. Eliza Fletcher has not been located. The investigation is ongoing. Classes”.
A spokesperson for the Memphis Police Department told Fox News Digital that they located the dark-colored GMC Terrain, which had previously been identified as a vehicle of interest, and added that the male occupant of the car “has been arrested for further investigation”.
Fletcher disappeared early Friday morning at 4:30 a.m., and police said they received two calls around 7:45 a.m. from Fletcher’s husband, Richard Fletcher III, and one from the University of Memphis.
Police found several of Fletcher’s personal effects at the scene and learned that a man had forced her into the dark-colored SUV, later identified as a GMC Terrain, adding that there had been a struggle.
Fletcher married her husband on March 8, 2014 and is described as “outdoor, athletic and warm”.
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Richard Fletcher III posted a photo to Instagram in March celebrating their anniversary, writing, “[Eight] years of preparation with this hot chick.”
“I wouldn’t have it any other way. Even though the stomach virus runs through our family!” he added.
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On Friday night, a white Jeep Grand Wagoneer was towed past the Fletchers’ home in Memphis, and several other items were removed from the house, according to FOX 13.
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People with information related to the abduction are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
Fox News’ Michael Ruiz, Stephanie Pagones, Audrey Conklin and Landon Mion contributed to this report.