A suspect has been charged within the kidnapping of Eliza Fletcher, however the Memphis trainer stays lacking, police say

Cleotha Abston, 38, was charged with particularly aggravated kidnapping and evidence tampering, according to a Memphis Police Department tweet released early Sunday.

“Eliza Fletcher has not been located at this time. MPD investigators and officers, along with our local and federal partners, continue to search for Mrs. Fletcher,” the post said.

Fletcher, 34, was jogging around 4:30 a.m. Friday when an unidentified person approached her, police said. She was forced into a mid-size dark-colored SUV and taken from the scene, police said.

Missing teacher Eliza "Lisa" fletcher

Abston was arrested on Saturday after police found a vehicle they were looking for in the case.

“The vehicle of interest was located and a man who was manning the vehicle was arrested,” police said on Twitter.

Photos released by police show Fletcher running in the neighborhood near the University of Memphis. She was last seen in a pink jogging top and purple running shorts, police said in an alert.

Fletcher is white, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes, police said. She weighs 137 pounds.

The teacher’s damaged phone was found near where she is believed to have been kidnapped, CrimeStoppers executive director Buddy Chapman said, according to a press release from CNN affiliate WHBQ.

The mother-of-two’s family is offering a $50,000 reward through CrimeStoppers for information leading to an arrest in the case, WHBQ reported.

“We look forward to Eliza’s safe return and hope this award will help police catch those who committed this crime,” her family said in a statement shared by Chapman.

In a post on Twitter, St. Mary’s Episcopal School said Fletcher was a junior kindergarten teacher. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a tweet it supports the Memphis police investigation.

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