Eliza FletcherThe family is in mourning.
The billionaire heiress and kindergarten teacher, 34, was found dead on September 5, three days after she was abducted while jogging in Memphis, according to the city’s police department. Following the tragic discovery, her family released a statement and shared how “heartbroken and devastated they are by this senseless loss”.
“Liza was such a joy to so many – her family, friends, colleagues, students, parents, members of her Second Presbyterian Church congregation and everyone who knew her,” a statement read. released by local news station WREG on September 6. “Now it’s time to remember and celebrate how special she was and to support those who cared about her so much.”
Thanking the community for their “expressions of love and concern” during this difficult time, the family continued, “We are grateful beyond measure to local, state and federal law enforcement for their tireless efforts. to find Liza and bring justice to the person responsible for this horrific crime.”
They added: “We hope that everyone, including representatives of the media, will understand the need for the family to grieve in privacy without outside intrusion during this painful time.”