Body identified as Tennessee teacher abducted while jogging; suspect charged with murder

The body of a Tennessee teacher who authorities say was abducted while jogging was found Monday after a search that spanned multiple days, police said Tuesday.

Memphis police announced a body found in South Memphis was identified as Eliza "Liza" Fletcher, a 34-year-old woman who police say was abducted Friday.

Fletcher's family said in a statement obtained by USA TODAY they are "heartbroken and devastated by this senseless loss," calling her "such a joy to so many."  Start

the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. "Now it’s time to remember and celebrate how special she was and to support those who

cared so much for her," her family said in the statement, "We appreciate all the expressions of love and concern we have received." The identification comes on

the heels of the arrest of Cleotha Abston, 38, who was initially charged Sunday with especially aggravated kidnapping in connection to Fletcher's disappearance. Abston faces

additional charges of first degree murder and first degree murder in perpetration of kidnapping, the Memphis Police Department announced Tuesday. Abston's

arrest came after the Memphis Police Department police said DNA found on a pair of Champion-brand slides found in the street linked him to her. Here's what we

know so far about the case: