Cleotha Abston, accused of killing Eliza Fletcher, faces additional ‘unrelated’ charges

The person accused within the kidnapping and homicide of Memphis mom Eliza Fletcher has been charged with an extra rely of aggravated kidnapping and rape in an “unrelated” case, a report stated.

Cleotha Abston, 38, is going through the extra fees, Memphis police confirmed to Fox News, with out offering a lot data apart from affirmation that the brand new counts aren’t tied to Fletcher’s case.

Abston, who served 20 years in jail for particularly aggravated kidnapping in 2000, has been charged with murdering Fletcher, the granddaughter of a late billionaire.

Fletcher was jogging round 4:20 a.m. on Sept. 2 when she was pressured right into a darkish GMC Terrain, Memphis police stated. Her smashed telephone and water bottle have been additionally discovered close by.

Eliza Fletcher.
It’s unclear presently how Eliza Fletcher was killed.

Surveillance footage had proven Fletcher, a 34-year-old spouse and mom of two, being shoved into the automobile.

Abston was busted the following day after DNA linked him to a pair of slides left close to the kidnapping scene. He refused to inform detectives the place she was. 

Her physique was discovered Monday within the “rear of a vacant duplex condominium” in an space near the place police say Abston was seen in surveillance footage vigorously cleansing out the GMC Terrain.

Crime Scene.
Memphis police on the scene the place Fletcher’s physique was found.
Photo showing alleged kidnapping.
A video displaying the second accused kidnapper and assassin, Cleotha Abston, cleaned out his SUV after Fletcher’s kidnapping.

The suspect’s brother — who was individually charged with drug and gun offenses — was amongst those that claimed Abston was performing “unusual” and scrubbing his garments hours after the kidnapping, in keeping with an affidavit.

Authorities stated Tuesday the alleged assault seems to be random, explaining that Abston and Fletchers have been strangers. 

It’s unclear the place Fletcher died and the way she was killed.

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