The family of a missing Tennessee heiress, who police say was kidnapped and forced into an SUV while jogging, offers $ 50,000 for information about her disappearance.
Eliza Fletcher, 34, has been missing since Friday morning after taking her regular morning run near the University of Memphis.
Memphis police say a vehicle of interest was located and a man was arrested.
The woman’s family offered the $ 50,000 (£ 43,000) reward Friday night via Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest of whoever was responsible for her disappearance.
“We look forward to Eliza’s safe return and hope this award will help the police catch those who committed this crime,” said Ms. Fletcher’s family.
In a press conference on Saturday, police said security video evidence of a possible kidnapping raised the priority of the case from a missing person to a kidnapping.
Family members released a statement read by Ms. Fletcher’s uncle, Michael Keeney.
“Liza has touched the hearts of many people,” he said, noting an outpouring of support and goodwill.
“The family met with the police and we shared all the information we know with them. More than anything else we want to see Liza return home safe and sound.”
Ms. Fletcher is the granddaughter of the late Joseph “Joe” Orgill III, a businessman and philanthropist from Memphis, according to the news.
The mother of two is described as 5 feet 6 inches with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink jogging top and purple running shorts.
Officers ransacked the area where she was abducted and ransacked her home, looking for clues and gathering evidence, news reports reported.
Authorities left his home with a laptop and garden shears and towed a cream-colored Jeep Wagoneer, WMC-TV reported.