Unidentified body found |
Billionaire heiress kidnapped while jogging
Memphis – The alleged perpetrator is in custody – but does not want to reveal the whereabouts of his victim. An unidentified body was found near the abduction site.
Teacher Elisa Fletcher, 34, from Memphis, Tennessee, has disappeared without a trace since Friday. Coming from a wealthy family, she is the granddaughter of billionaire businessman Joseph Urgell III († 80, made tools, among other things).
According to police, Fletcher was approached by a man while jogging and forced into a black SUV. Officers managed to secure the barges at the scene. On it: the DNA of ex-prisoner Clutha Upstone (38). According to the New York Times, witnesses were said to have seen him in the car. Arrest!
The Fletcher family offered a reward of $50,000 for information. Her uncle: “We think someone knows what happened and can help.”
Cleutha Upstone was arrested and released from prison in 2001 after serving a sentence for kidnapping a lawyer. Also at that time, he had dragged his victim into the car.
His goal: to withdraw money from the lawyer’s account with the lawyer. A security guard in front of the machine intervened, and Upstone fled, but was caught and convicted shortly thereafter.
More than 21 years later, he appears to have become a repeat offender. After his arrest, Upstone refuses to know anything about the woman’s fate. Investigators found a body near the kidnapping site on Monday evening.
It has not yet been confirmed whether this is braiding or not.