Richie Fletcher is the husband of Eliza Fletcher, the Memphis teacher who was abducted in the City of Memphis, Tennessee, while jogging in the early morning hours of September 2, 2022.
The teacher and mother of two, Eliza Fletcher, 34, who also went by Liza, was last seen jogging near the University of Memphis campus at about 4:30 a.m. on Friday when, the police say, she was forced into a dark-colored S.U.V.
Here’s what you need to know:
Who is Richie Fletcher?
Richie Fletcher is a boat center manager.
Richie’s bio on the Memphis Boat Center page describes him as a “boat mechanic for four years in the Coast Guard. Loves the outdoors and surfing. Proud father of two boys.” It lists him as “dealership manager.”
His LinkedIn page says he was a machinery technician for the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, ending in 2005.
From January 2009 to July 2011, he worked for Republic Coffee Memphis in Memphis as a barista.
From September 2012 to December 2014, he was a Tioga Environmental Consultants, Inc. project coordinator.
From 2007 to 2009, he attended Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis and later proceeded to Union University in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee where he earned his bachelor’s degree in project management.
Richie Fletcher and Eliza Fletcher married in 2014
A Memphis Magazine wedding announcement reveals Fletcher married her husband Richard on March 8, 2014 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens on Park Avenue.
The magazine described Fletcher as “a ‘natural’ girl — outdoorsy, athletic, and warm — and the plans for her wedding emanated from her personality and style.”
The story noted that Eliza Fletcher’s parents, “Adele and Beasley Wellford, were happy to be able to give their daughter the woodland-themed wedding she envisioned.”
Richie Fletcher and Eliza Fletcher have been married for 8 years
In a March 2021 Instagram post, her husband, Richard Fletcher, marked their seven-year wedding anniversary with an image of them smiling over an outdoor brunch table.
“Yesterday marked 7 years married to this beauty!” he wrote. “If you were to ask us at year 3 if we would make it to 7 we probably would of said NO! We apparently weren’t given the memo that a healthy marriage is not going to come easy. Luckily, we put God/Recovery first, we were both willing to believe in each other, and asked for help.”
He continued: “We are so thankful for individual counseling, couples counseling, recovery and friends! We can honestly say we wouldn’t have it any other way!”