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Authorities say they have found a body near where Eliza Fletcher was abducted while jogging in Memphis last week.
The Memphis Police Department said officers in the 1600 block of Victor Street located a “deceased party” just after 5 p.m.
The identity of the body and the cause of death have not been confirmed at this point. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
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Viasildes News observed between 15 and 20 police cars, including a mobile command center, on East Person Avenue and Victor Street. A helicopter was also spotted flying overhead. Police would not confirm if the heavy police presence was related to the Fletcher investigation.
A crime scene with at least a mile radius was blocked off near an abandoned school and less than a mile from 1765 Orleans St. where a witness told police they saw the suspect, Cleotha Abston, cleaning blood out of a GMC Terrain with floor cleaner and washing his clothes. They said he was acting strange.
U.S. Marshals arrested 38-year-old Abston on Saturday after police detected his DNA on a pair of sandals near where Fletcher was last seen, according to an arrest affidavit. An arraignment has been set for Tuesday.
Authorities have said Fletcher, 34, was jogging around 4 a.m. on Friday when a man approached her and forced her into an SUV after a brief struggle. Fletcher was reported missing when she did not return home.
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Fletcher is the granddaughter of the late Joseph Orgil III, a Memphis hardware businessman and philanthropist, according to news outlets.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.