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Eliza Fletcher listened to podcasts on murder and missing cases while running in CHILLING coincidence

In a social media post, she had asked, 'Best podcasts to listen to while running. I liked serial, up and vanished and dr death'
Eliza Fletcher's body was found on September 5 (Instagram/@lizawfletcher)
Eliza Fletcher's body was found on September 5 (Instagram/@lizawfletcher)

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Some of Eliza Fletcher’s social media posts have revealed that the late billionaire heiress was a fan of true crime stories. The 34-year-old teacher was kidnapped allegedly by Cleotha Abston on early Friday morning, September 2, while she was jogging. Days later, on Monday, September 5, her remains were discovered in an unoccupied Memphis duplex apartment, The Sun reported.

After her shocking abduction followed by death, it was chillingly found that she had asked for podcast recommendations, focusing on “murder” and missing case. A 2019 Facebook post from her read, “Best podcasts to listen to while running. I liked serial, up and vanished and dr death. I enjoy the happy hour and  I’ll have another.”


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In December 2020, Eliza had again asked, “Hey friends, I’m looking for good try crime podcast? Drop your favorites.” An October 2020 post was “please recommend some tv shows.” Besides, in March 2019, the mother-of-two had written, “Any thoughts on the amazon prime series, Sharp Objects?” 

A January 2021 Facebook post from the granddaughter of late hardware magnate Joseph "Joe" Orgill III was “I need tv show recommendations…? I’m up for older shows or newer ones.” In the same post when someone asked, “Do y’all like murder?” Eliza said: “Yes,” before asking, “Is Forensic files like true crime too.”


Her posts have attracted a lot of attention online with a user saying, “So chilling to read this 😢.” The second user wrote: “This also gave me chills.” The third one said, “This is such a gut punch to read. I hope you make it home to your lovely children safe and sound. Praying for you 🙏.” “This post rattled me… Praying for this woman… I cannot imagine what was running through her mind at the time of her abduction… 😭😭😭 Absolutely horrifying… 💔💔💔 Being in love with crime podcasts then turning into one…” a comment added on Facebook.

Meanwhile, it has been said that Eliza’s cause of death is yet to be determined while the suspect in the case has been slapped with abduction and murder charges along with premeditated murder and murder in perpetration of kidnapping charges. Abston is a convicted criminal, who was earlier sentenced to 20 years without parole for the abduction of attorney Kemper Durand on May 25, 2000, before being released four years ago.

Cleotha Abston was slammed with new charges for stealing a woman's wallet and spending $910 dollars from it, only a day before Eliza Fletcher's abduction. (Tennessee Department of Corrections)
Cleotha Abston allegedly kidnapped and killed Eliza Fletcher (Tennessee Department of Corrections)

In a statement on Tuesday, September 6, Eliza’s family expressed their grief by saying, “We are heartbroken and devastated by this senseless loss. Liza was such a joy to so many – her family, friends, colleagues, students, parents, members of her Second Presbyterian Church congregation, and everyone who knew her. Now it’s time to remember and celebrate how special she was and to support those who cared so much for her.”


They added, “We appreciate all the expressions of love and concern we have received. We are grateful beyond measure to local, state, and federal law enforcement for their tireless efforts to find Liza and to bring justice to the person responsible for this horrible crime. We hope that everyone, including media representatives, understands the need for the family to grieve in privacy without outside intrusion during this painful time.”