Abducted Eliza Fletcher's DEVASTATED husband Richard Fletcher breaks down in TEARS as family releases new statement
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: The abduction of Eliza Fletches has left everyone stumped especially her husband Richard Fletcher who was seen losing his control and breaking down in tears during a statement released by the family of the school teacher. The Memphis police continued their search on Saturday and even detained a man who was seen inside the vehicle of interest yet failed to locate the Memphis teacher who was abducted while jogging early Friday morning, September 2.
Thanking the community for support and showing their grief, the family of the abducted teacher made a new statement while announcing a reward of $50,000 for whoever gives information about her. Fletcher’s family including her father Beasley, mother Adele, brother Gill, and husband Richard collectively made a statement and said, "We want to start by thanking everyone for their prayers and outpouring of support. Liza has touched the hearts of many people. And it shows," said Fletcher's uncle, Mike Keaney.
"The family has met with the police and we have shared with them all the information we know. More than anything we want to see Liza returned home safely," Keaney added. "The family has offered a reward for any information that leads to her safe return. We believe someone knows what happened and can help." In the video, Fletcher’s husband was clearly seen losing his control and breaking down in tears. However, Richard is yet to make a statement on the abduction of his wife.
Richard Fletcher III, who married Eliza back in 2014 initially reported his wife’s missing complaint when she didn’t return from the run on Friday morning. Despite filing the report, Richard disappeared for a whole day and showed up on Saturday morning outside his Memphis house with several other people. During the investigation of Eliza’s abduction case, some shocking information came out about the couple. It was reported that Richard faced multiple legal problems in past. As per a Daily Mail report, Richard “has multiple arrests for alcohol-related offenses including public drunkenness and driving under the influence.”
Eliza Fletcher, who is the granddaughter of late Joseph "Joe" Orgill III, a hardware magnate, was last seen at approximately 4:30 a.m. Friday on Central Avenue in midtown Memphis before an unknown individual approached her and forced a dark-colored GMC Terrain, the Memphis Police Department said.
Investigators believe Liza’s abductors were in this vehicle. Do you recognize it?— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) September 2, 2022
If you do or you have information about Liza? Call MPD at 901-528-CASH (2274), 901-545- COPS (2677), or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. 2/3 pic.twitter.com/jPQXs8UGDz
Memphis Police Department updated people on social media and shared a statement on Twitter that reads, "UPDATE: the vehicle of interest has been located and a male occupying the vehicle has been detained. Eliza Fletcher has not been located. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH."
Here’s a photo of Liza as she was running this morning.— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) September 2, 2022
Liza is 34yo. She 5’6”, 137 lbs., w/brown hair & green eyes. She was wearing a pink jogging top & purple running shorts.
Can you help? Call MPD at 901-528-CASH (2274), 901-545- COPS (2677), or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. 3/3 pic.twitter.com/7w0tVRUula
Fletcher is described as a WHITE woman with blonde hair and green eyes. She is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighs around 137 pounds. She was wearing a pink athletic top and purple running shorts, with her hair up and a matching headband. Anyone with information related to the abduction is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.