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Family of Eliza Fletcher speak out after discovery of body

The household of murdered Memphis heiress Eliza Fletcher mentioned Tuesday they had been destroyed by the discovery of her stays and requested individuals to concentrate on “how special” the instructor and mother of two was.

“We are heartbroken and devastated by this senseless loss. Liza was a such a joy to so many – her family, friends, colleagues, students, parents, members of her Second Presbyterian Church congregation, and everyone who knew her,” the household mentioned in a statement provided to WVLT.

“Now it’s time to remember and celebrate how special she was and to support those who cared so much for her,” they mentioned of Fletcher, 34.

“We appreciate all the expressions of love and concern we have received,” Eliza Fletcher’s household mentioned.
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Liza Fletcher.
“Now it’s time to remember and celebrate how special she was and to support those who cared so much for her,” Eliza Fletcher’s household famous.
Instagram/Liza Fletcher

Police confirmed Tuesday {that a} body found in Memphis on Monday was certainly Fletcher’s, and slapped her alleged kidnapper Cleotha Abston, 38, with extra costs of first-degree homicide and first-degree homicide in perpetration of kidnapping.

Officers looking for the mother had discovered the body at 5:07 p.m. Monday — greater than 36 hours after Abston was charged with particularly aggravated kidnapping. Fletcher vanished after an early morning jog on Friday.

Abston, who already served 20 years in jail for a violent kidnapping, refused to disclose the place Fletcher was, police beforehand mentioned.

Liza Fletcher.
Police confirmed Tuesday {that a} body found in Memphis on Monday was certainly Eliza Fletcher’s.
Instagram/Liza Fletcher
Cleotha Abston.
Cleotha Abston faces costs of first-degree homicide and first-degree homicide in perpetration of kidnapping.
Mark Weber/Daily Memphian by way of AP

“We appreciate all the expressions of love and concern we have received,” Fletcher’s household mentioned of their assertion. “We are grateful beyond measure to local, state and federal law enforcement for their tireless efforts to find Liza and to bring justice to the person responsible for this horrible crime.”

Fletcher was the heiress to the billion-dollar Orgill Inc. {hardware} fortune.

St. Mary’s Episcopal School, the place Fletcher taught, additionally expressed their condolences Tuesday.

“We are heartbroken at the loss of our beloved teacher, colleague, and friend Liza Fletcher. Our hearts are with the Fletcher, Orgill, and Wellford families,” the college mentioned.

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