The cause of death has been gotten and released for the Tennessee kindergarten teacher whose body was found earlier this month after she was kidnapped during her early morning jog.
West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis found that Eliza Fletcher, who is 34 years old, died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head. She also suffered jaw fractures and blunt force injuries to her right leg.
WTRFC did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comments.
Fletcher, a mother of two, was abducted off the streets of Memphis on Friday, Sept. 2 during her morning jog and forced into the back of a dark SUV.
Cleotha Abston Henderson, 38 years old, was arrested two days after and charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence in connection to Fletcher’s disappearance, after Abston Henderson’s DNA was allegedly found on a pair of sandals at the scene, according to Memphis Police Department.
The District Attorney also held that Eliza Fletcher’s Death Was an isolated attack by a stranger,.
Police say Abston Henderson was seen on surveillance footage cleaning a GMC Terrain SUV for over an hour after he allegedly used the vehicle to kidnap Fletcher. His brother Mario was also reported to have told police that he was washing his clothes in the sink of the house and acting very strange.
Fletcher’s body was found the following day, seven miles from where other surveillance video showed she was taken. The police further reported that Abston Henderson’s charges were subsequently upgraded to first-degree murder and first-degree murder in perpetration of kidnapping.
Abston Henderson has not yet made a plea. A comment from his public defender has not been gotten so far.