One charged with abduction in Fletcher case; teacher still missing

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: September 05, 2022 12:40 PM CT | Published: September 04, 2022 6:06 AM CT

A man detained after wrecking a car Saturday now faces kidnapping charges in the abduction of Eliza ‘Liza’ Fletcher. He previously pleaded guilty to kidnapping in 2001 and served more than 20 years in jail.

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Clay Bailey

Clay Bailey

Clay Bailey, a lifelong Memphian, has worked as a reporter in the city four decades. He concentrated on suburban coverage for the bulk of his career, except for a stint as sports editor of The Daily Memphian when it launched in September 2018. He now is suburban editor and also serves as a freelance sports writer for The Associated Press.

Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.