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Slain Memphis jogger recalled as 'bright light' with 'zest for life'

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A tribute paid to slain Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher by the school where she taught, St. Mary's Episcopal.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The killing of jogger Eliza Fletcher has shocked the Memphis community and has led to a flood of support for her family.

Police say the wife, mother of two and 34-year-old kindergarten teacher was killed after being kidnapped during a pre-dawn run near the University of Memphis.

Those who knew Fletcher described her as “a bright light in our community” known for her love of running and zest for life.

A judge revoked bond for a man charged with Fletcher’s kidnapping and killing Wednesday.

An arrest affidavit shows that Cleotha Henderson was arrested Saturday after police detected his DNA on a pair of sandals found near where Fletcher was last seen.

Mike Osborne is the News Director for WMOT and can be heard on-air daily.