A suspect has been arrested in Eliza Fletcher's kidnapping
Charges against 38-year-old Cleotha Abston include particularly severe kidnapping and tampering with evidence.
Additional charges of first-degree murder and first-degree murder will now be brought on Abston.
More than 20 reporters and family members of Fletcher were present in the courtroom.
Police have also connected a person at the house where Abston was living with the car they think was involved in the kidnapping.
Near the scene, Fletcher's damaged mobile was spotted.