MPD issues traffic alert for memorial run honoring Eliza Fletcher


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Memphians and South Central residents gather Friday morning to honor and remember mother and teacher Eliza Fletcher.

The 34-year-old was running near the University of Memphis campus when a man, now identified as Cleotha Henderson, abducted her and then dumped her body.

It’s a story that has captured the hearts and attention of not just the Mid-South but the nation.

Parts of Bluff City are flooded with people finishing Fletcher’s last run.

The Memphis Police Department says the community can expect road closures and detours between 4 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. along Central Avenue from Belvedere Boulevard to Zack Curlin Street.

The rerouting will occur closer to run/walk time, according to MPD. The streets will reopen as soon as the last participant has passed and all course materials are removed.

The following streets may experience minor traffic delays:

  • Rozelle Street
  • Belvedere Boulevard
  • Blvd S McLean
  • Cooper Street
  • East Promenade
  • S. Hollywood Street
  • Avenue Milton
  • S. Greer Street
  • S. Highland Street
  • Patterson Street
  • Zach Curlin Street

The event will be centered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 1695 Central Ave.

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