Memphis police identify body of abducted jogger

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Tennessee said Tuesday that a body found during an exhaustive search lasting more than three days is a woman who was abducted and forced into an SUV during an early morning jog near the University of Memphis.

Memphis police said on Twitter that investigators identified the body of Eliza Fletcher, 34, a school teacher and granddaughter of a prominent Memphis businessman. The body was found Monday after a series of searches for the woman who was kidnapped at about 4 a.m. Friday.

A man has been charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence. U.S. Marshals arrested 38-year-old Cleotha Abston on Saturday. Police say Abston will now also be facing a charges of first-degree murder and first-degree murder in perpetration of kidnapping.