Shock in America: 34-year-old was kidnapped and murdered. is a prisoner.
Elijah Fletcher, the heiress to assets worth more than one billion dollars, was assassinated. The body of a 34-year-old woman was found after three days of search. Police in Memphis, United States, have confirmed that a man is in custody who has been charged with a crime.
According to WHBQ-TV, authorities have yet to confirm Fletcher’s cause of death, but have identified the body as that of the billionaire’s heiress, which was found 10 kilometers from where she was last seen. was.
The 34-year-old woman was the heir to the Orgill Hardware Company based in Memphis, Tennessee. The company has more than 5,500 employees and is valued at three billion dollars. The young woman’s grandfather was the builder of the empire and passed away in 2018 at the age of 80. A local newspaper described Orgill Inc. as a “hidden company”, adding that “most people in Memphis do not know the scope of Orgill Inc.”
Fletcher, 34, went missing on Friday after being violently abducted during a morning run. Cliotha Ebston was charged with particularly serious kidnapping and tampering with evidence on Sunday, but her motive remains unclear.
The deceased girl’s grandfather, the late Joseph “Joe” Orgill III, ran Orgill Inc., a hardware supply company that currently employs more than 5,500 people.
Orgill, who died in March 2018 at the age of 80, was a respected businessman and philanthropist in Memphis, according to his obituary in the Commercial Appeals newspaper.
The company claims it is “the world’s largest independently owned hardline distributor, providing retailers in North America and access to more than 75,000 industry-leading retail products and services in more than 60 countries around the world.” does. area”.
Forbes included Orgill in its list of the 143 largest private companies in the United States in 2021, with revenue of $3.2 billion that year. According to Historic Memphis, Orgyll is the city’s oldest operating business, having been founded in 1847.
Fletcher, a mother of two young children, married her husband Richard James Fletcher III in 2014 in a lavish ceremony that cost no money.
Abston, 38, was charged with kidnapping and tampering with evidence in connection with her disappearance, but was still charged with murder.
The woman went missing for a run early Friday, setting off a four-day long search that took officials through several wooded areas of Memphis. The area where the body was found is just a hundred yards from the Longview Gardens apartment complex where Ebston’s brother Mario lives.
In the criminal complaint against Cliotha, witnesses are quoted as saying that they saw the suspect behaving strangely at her brother’s house and Washing the van’s carpet.
The violent criminal accused of murdering billionaire heiress Elijah jogged for nearly 30 minutes before being kidnapped and followed by the area where he disappeared.
The first twist in the case came on Saturday, when the sheriff arrested 38-year-old Cliotha Ebston. The arrest came after police found his DNA on a pair of sandals Fletcher was last seen. Police also linked the vehicle they believe Fletcher was abducted to from a man who lived in the residence where Abston was staying.
When Marshall arrived at the residence, Abston attempted to escape, but was caught. Police also said that a witness saw Abston cleaning the inside of the van hours after the kidnapping and said he was “behaving strangely.”
On Sunday morning, the man was charged with a particularly serious kidnapping and tampering with evidence. This Tuesday, Abston was charged with the crime of billionaire.