Update

Eliza Fletcher’s alleged killer investigated in 2021 for rape

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: September 16, 2022 4:51 PM CT | Published: September 09, 2022 11:26 PM CT
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In September 2021, a woman told police Cleotha Abston abducted and raped her at gunpoint, yet Abston remained free until he was arrested earlier this week for Eliza Fletcher’s murder.

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Eliza Fletcher Cleotha Abston rape kits
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Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He's won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting. Follow the Institute on Facebook or Twitter @psr_memphis.