MPD issues traffic alert for memorial run honoring Eliza Fletcher

Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 1:05 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2022 at 5:03 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphians and Mid-Southerners are coming together Friday morning in honor and memory of 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 later dumped her body.

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

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

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

Re-routing will occur as the race/walk time approaches, according to MPD. The streets will open on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course materials are removed.

The following streets may see minor traffic delays:

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

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

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