Remembering LeeAnn Fletcher

By on July 27, 2021

This banner — bearing the now familiar “Justice for LeeAnn” hashtag — was flown over the Outer Banks on July 26 to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of LeeAnn Fletcher. The Kitty Hawk resident was found unresponsive in her home last July 22. And after an impassioned and persistent campaign by friends and family to keep the case in the public spotlight, a suspect, John (Jay) Tolson, was arrested in October of last year.

This video of the banner flying was posted on the Facebook page of Trisha Cahoon, LeeAnn’s first cousin and close friend, who spearheaded that social media campaign.

While the case has been continued on several occasions, District Attorney Andrew Womble has said he expects to select a date for the second-degree murder trial against Tolson on or about Aug. 30.

Trial date in LeeAnn Fletcher case still pending
Another continuation in LeeAnn Fletcher case
Fletcher case arrest follows passionate public effort
Fletcher autopsy cites ‘blunt force’ head trauma
LeeAnn Fletcher autopsy report in hands of DA
LeeAnn Fletcher’s family meets with law enforcement officials
SBI called in on LeeAnn Fletcher case
In LeeAnn Fletcher’s wake, a determined campaign to keep the focus on her case






  • Jim Conners

    Mark Fletcher:

    My wife and I were there for her internment.

    I’ll stop by her grave this week and say a prayer, though I know a prayer is of little comfort to you and the rest of your family/friends. Hope this clown gets due justice.

    Please remember what I suggested to you when we last talked at Hickoly/East Dogwood.

    Thursday, Jul 29 @ 6:32 pm
  • lippy

    This DA’s office needs to get their act together and get justice for her family.

    Friday, Jul 30 @ 9:19 am
  • David Smith

    Be interesting to see how the case plays out in Court. I wonder if alcohol had any part? If alcohol was involved the defendant had plenty of time to get it out of his system. Remember he is innocent until proven guilty.

    Friday, Jul 30 @ 8:53 pm
  • David Smith

    This is going to be a difficult case to prove. Defendant called 911. Ms.Fletcher had contributing health issues. The Defendant did leave and flight can be an indicator of guilt. If the trial is open to the public I plan to watch at least some of it.

    Saturday, Jul 31 @ 12:15 pm