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Autopsy confirms body is Kelli Bordeaux

Posted May 16, 2014

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— The state medical examiner on Friday confirmed that remains found earlier this week in Fayetteville are that of 23-year-old Kelli Bordeaux, a Fort Bragg soldier who was missing for more than two years.

Nicholas Michael Holbert, 27, is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the death of Bordeaux. Her remains were discovered Wednesday morning in a heavily wooded area near Interstate 295.

Holbert was being held under a $250,000 bond on the kidnapping charge and without bond on the murder charge.

Arrest warrants obtained by The Fayetteville Observer say that Holbert and Bordeaux arrived together at the now-closed Froggy Bottoms bar in Fayetteville on the night of April 13, 2012, and were there for several hours before getting into a fight in the parking lot.

The warrants continue to allege that Holbert hit Bordeaux, knocked her unconscious and then carried her in his car to where he lived behind the bar. There, he hit her several more times in the head until she died.

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