Eliza Fletcher Died From Gunshot Wound To The Head, Autopsy Finds

According to an autopsy report, Tennessee mother Eliza Fletcher was killed by a gunshot to the back of the head and also suffered blunt force trauma to the head.

WREG was able to obtain a report from the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center that stated that Fletcher’s death was ruled a homicide.

Eliza Fletcher Cause of Death

Surveillance footage from the early hours of September 2 revealed that the Memphis mother and heiress to a billion-dollar fortune was abducted from a jog near the University of Memphis by a man in a black GMC Terrain.

eliza fletcher cause of death
eliza fletcher cause of death

Cleotha Abston, 38, a career criminal who had served 20 years for aggravated kidnapping in 2000, was arrested the following day and charged with Fletcher’s abduction and murder.

Days later, her body was discovered in the woods behind an abandoned house in southern Memphis, not far from where police say Abston was seen on surveillance footage cleaning his clothes and the inside of the car.

According to the jail’s records, he is being held on a $1.42 million bond in the Shelby County Jail. On October 5, he will have his next court date.

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