MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A police affidavit obtained by Nexstar’s WREG reveals additional details about the discovery of Eliza Fletcher’s body on Monday after Memphis police say she was abducted last week.
Fletcher, a 34-year-old mother and teacher, disappeared after she went for a run early Friday morning. Police said she was forced into an SUV near the University of Memphis around 4 a.m.
According to the affidavit, officers were combing a South Memphis neighborhood when one of them noticed tire tracks in the grass near a home on Victor Street.
Records indicate officers also smelled the odor of decay. They found the body of a woman, later identified as Fletcher, next to a set of steps near the driveway behind the home.
Law enforcement also found her purple Lululemon running shorts in a discarded trash bag about 100 feet north of the scene.
Surveillance videos also revealed that the suspect’s vehicle was in the area on Friday, Sept. 2 around 5:48 a.m.
Law enforcement said the same GMC Terrain was seen exiting I-240 at the South Parkway East exit.
Police said surveillance footage spotted the vehicle turning west onto Person Avenue around 5:52 a.m.