Eliza “Liza” Fletcher, 34, was jogging around 4:30 a.m. when an unidentified person approached her, police said. She was forced into a mid-sized dark SUV and taken from the scene, police said. The “vehicle of interest” in the abduction was found Saturday, according to police.
Police did not immediately say whether the person who was detained is believed to be involved in the abduction or whether he will face charges.
Photos released by police show Fletcher running in the neighborhood near the University of Memphis. She was last seen wearing a pink jogging top and purple running shorts, the police said in an alert.
Fletcher is White, 5’6,” with brown hair and green eyes, police said. She weighs 137 pounds.
Now, the family of the mother of two is offering a $50,000 reward through CrimeStoppers for information leading to to an arrest in the case, WHBQ reported.
“We look forward to Eliza’s safe return and hope that this award will help police capture those who committed this crime,” her family said in a statement shared by Chapman.