UPDATE: Police Arrest Suspect in Kidnapping of Memphis Mother Eliza Fletcher – Suspect Cleaned Car interior Before Arrest, Was Washing Clothes in Sink

Eliza Fletcher

Police on Sunday arrested Cleotha Abston in the kidnapping of Memphis mother and heiress Eliza Fletcher.

Witnesses say they saw Abston cleaning his car’s interior and washing his clothes in the sink before his arrest.

Fletcher was reported missing on Friday morning after she did not return home from her morning jog.

Eliza Fletcher and suspect Cleotha Abston

Police in Tennessee ‘detained’ a man on Saturday and located the car sought in the kidnapping of Memphis billionaire heiress Eliza Fletcher.

 Eliza Fletcher, the granddaughter of Joseph Orgill III, who inherited and ran a hardware company that now claims over $3 billion in annual sales, has been abducted by unknown assailants, according to Sputnik News.

The family has offered a $50,000 reward for her safe return.


Eliza “Liza” Fletcher is a 34-year-old pre-kindergarten teacher and the mother of two children. She also stands to inherit the Orgill fortune, with The Daily Beast calling her the heir to the company. However, while the company is privately held, it has been run by a professional management team since 1980 and while it was reported at the time that the Orgill family remained the largest stockholder in the company, its ownership structure today is unclear.
Fletcher was last seen jogging near the University of Memphis around 4:20 am on Friday morning.

The family offered a reward on Friday.

On Sunday police

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