Autopsy reveals cause of death in Memphis Heiress, Eliza Fletcher murder case


A newly-released autopsy reveals Memphis billionaire heiress Eliza Fletcher was shot and killed.

The autopsy reveals Fletcher’s cause of death as a homicide, after she was shot in the head.

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Eliza Fletcher autopsy results : Memphis Heiress Eliza Fletcher cause of death

The mother-of-two was kidnapped and violently bundled into the back of an SUV by while out jogging at 4.30am on September 2.

Her kidnapping sparked a four-day manhunt as police canvassed the streets searching for Eliza – a billionaire heiress to a hardware fortune.


Her body was found on September 5 evening in a vacant duplex apartment.

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Suspect Cleotha Abston, 38, has since been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with Eliza’s kidnapping and killing.

The autopsy also revealed that Eliza had blunt force injuries to her right leg.. A toxicology report revealed that Fentanyl was also discovered in her system.

The autopsy report was released by the West Tennessee Forensic Center on Thurday, according to ABC24 Memphis.

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