The autopsy report, released Thursday, reveals the kindergarten teacher who was kidnapped while jogging in Tennessee, USA. Eliza FletcherIt showed that he died from a gunshot wound to his head.
Eliza Fletcher, 34, had a gunshot wound to the back of her head and had blunt injuries and fractured jaws to her right leg, according to an autopsy completed by the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis.
In the report, “There are two semicircular defects in the skull consistent with a single gunshot, in which the bullet moves from posterior to anterior (back to front) and right to left” it was said.
CBS’s WREG-TV reported that the toxicology report stated that Fletcher had fentanyl in his body. However, the report did not specify how long fentanyl had been in the teacher’s body or whether she had been sexually assaulted.
While running around the University of Memphis campus, Fletcher was forced into a vehicle after a scuffle at around 4 am on September 2. Police said the woman’s body was found behind an empty house on September 5 after a large-scale police search that lasted more than three days.
The murder of Fletcher, a mother of two, shocked the Memphis community, and support poured in for the woman and her family. While a church stood guard to pray for Fletcher and his family, runners in Memphis and several other US cities held an early morning jogging event in his honor a week after his abduction.
Arrested the day after the kidnapping
In a pair of sandals found by the police near where Fletcher was last seen Cleotha HendersonShe arrested Henderson the day after the kidnapping. Henderson is charged with first degree murder and kidnapping. He has yet to make a plea and his lawyer has declined requests for comment.
For Henderson, who was also charged with raping a woman in September 2021, authorities said Fletcher was not arrested on rape charges prior to her murder because evidence from the sexual assault kit test was not available at the time.
Henderson kidnapped one of Memphis’ leading lawyers in 2000, at the age of 16. For this crime, Henderson spent 20 years in prison.