Eliza Fletcher, Memphis teacher, kidnapped during her morning jog

A Tennessee teacher is missing after being forcibly abducted during an early morning jog Friday, police say.

Eliza Fletcher, 34, was running down Central Avenue in Memphis at 4:30 a.m. when she was forced into a dark-colored SUV, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

Fletcher was wearing a pink jogging top and purple running shorts at the time, police said. She is 5’6″ tall and weighs 137 pounds, has brown hair and green eyes.

Police released a grainy photo of an SUV wanted in the kidnapping, but said they had no evidence as to how it moved.

Fletcher’s phone was found abandoned in the area, Memphis news station WREG reported.

“We don’t know what’s going on, but everyone is desperately looking for her and the police are on it,” Hart Robinson, a friend of Fletcher’s, told the station. “You can see there is a lot of activity so if you know of anything or have seen anything early this morning we just ask that you come forward.”

A photo of Eliza Fletcher, a teacher at the Memphis school.
An image of Eliza Fletcher the morning of her disappearance.

Eliza Fletcher was jogging the morning she disappeared.

A photo of a vehicle that investigators believe was used to abduct Eliza Fletcher.

Investigators believe this is the vehicle that was used to abduct the 34-year-old schoolteacher.


An image of law enforcement officers at the scene where Eliza Fletcher was allegedly kidnapped.

Law enforcement officials at the location where Eliza Fletcher was allegedly kidnapped.


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