Memphis missing-person alerts rose after Eliza Fletcher’s disappearance

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 04, 2023 4:00 AM CT | Published: September 04, 2023 4:00 AM CT

“We learn from our mistakes,” an MPD spokesperson said. In August 2022, Memphis Police Department posted five missing-person alerts on Twitter. In September, after the abduction of Eliza Fletcher, nearly 45 alerts were posted.


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. 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.

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