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Sister: 'Out of character' for Bragg soldier to go missing

Posted April 17, 2012
Updated April 18, 2012

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— Fayetteville police said Tuesday they are searching for a missing Fort Bragg soldier who was last seen leaving a bar early Saturday.

Fort Bragg officials reported Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux, 23, missing on Monday after she didn't show up for duty.

"During the early course of the investigation, there was some information that detectives received that leads us to believe she may be in danger," said police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts.

Her family members traveled from Florida Tuesday to assist investigators in the search.

Bordeaux's older sister, Olivia Cox, said it was out of character for her sister not to show up for work.

"Kelli is a good soldier. Kelli is not a soldier who would go AWOL," Cox said.

Cox declined to comment on whether Bordeaux was with her husband, Mike, the night she was last seen, but did say he was "holding up the best he can."

Bordeaux was last seen leaving Froggy Bottoms bar, at 6326 Ramsey St., around 1:20 a.m. Saturday. She was wearing a pink tank top with spaghetti straps and black shorts. Investigators have not released any information about who she was with that night.

She is 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighs about 102 pounds and has blond hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who might have seen her or has information on her whereabouts should call police at 910-587-3254 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477). Kelli Bordeaux Missing Bragg soldier 'may be in danger'; sister pleads for her return

Bordeaux is a combat medic with the 44th Medical Brigade. 

She joined the military in April 2011 and arrived at Fort Bragg in November.

Cox said she just wants her sister to be found.

"I have a 3-year-old son and Kelli hung the moon to him. I don't want to have to explain this to him," she said. "I just want her to come home."

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  • InspireMe Apr 19, 12:36 p.m.

    I hope that she is found unharmed and I am continuing to pray for her family, but I just cant understand why these women go out alone my mother always told me to make sure that when im out especially at night to make sure that Im with a group of people this is a crazy world that we live in and there are always predators out looking for their next victim its really sad but that's how this crazy world is now

  • SouthernGirlJD Apr 19, 9:00 a.m.

    Its sad to see some of yall's post about this! Shame on yall!

    Prayers go out to her friends and family that she is brought home safe!

  • seankelly15 Apr 18, 1:21 p.m.

    gandalla - "the thing is that everyone is reporting she went to the bar alone. And she had been seperated from her husband so maybe this is why she was there alone didnt want any of her friends to know she was on the hunt."

    You are nothing more than a stoop gossip.

  • seankelly15 Apr 18, 1:15 p.m.

    ecualumni1982 - "Young girls/boys, children, etc go missing every day, everywhere, what exactly makes one case news worthy and the others not? I hope the young lady is found unharmed, but it just bothers me to see missing children all over Walmart that no one sees, but a missing young white women get statewide coverage for weeks."

    First, it hasn't been weeks; she was reported missing Monday. Second, this is not a child but a 23-year-old woman. Third, this is has nothing to do with unattended children in Wal-Mart. Finally, this is a soldier that is missing; that in and of itself makes this newsworthy.

  • HomeGrownNC Apr 18, 11:31 a.m.

    Young girls/boys, children, etc go missing every day, everywhere, what exactly makes one case news worthy and the others not? I hope the young lady is found unharmed, but it just bothers me to see missing children all over Walmart that no one sees, but a missing young white women get statewide coverage for weeks.
    ecualumni1982

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  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Apr 18, 11:05 a.m.

    Some of these comments should be kept to yourselves. You should be ashamed. This woman is missing. This news feed is a plead for information & help locating her. It was not designed for anyone to judge her or try to justify her disappearance because she didn't live the lifestyle you find suitable. It doesn't matter why she was at the bar unless it leads to finding her. Also...Anyone who goes missing is important-don't turn this into something it isn't.

  • dwfina Apr 18, 10:52 a.m.

    I really can't believe most of the comments I am reading. This woman is missing and most of you are talking about her cheating on her husband. What is this world coming to? The only thing that should be talked about is for her safe return! There's no telling where she is at or what is happening to her. Think about that and pray that she comes home to her family safe and sound.

  • ecualumni1982 Apr 18, 10:08 a.m.

    Young girls/boys, children, etc go missing every day, everywhere, what exactly makes one case news worthy and the others not? I hope the young lady is found unharmed, but it just bothers me to see missing children all over Walmart that no one sees, but a missing young white women get statewide coverage for weeks.

  • Ambygirl Apr 18, 10:04 a.m.

    monca, neither. I'm not jugding her at all, you are. Re-read your post. It might enlighten you to your narcissism.

    This girl has been separated from her husband for awhile. He was in Florida. It's just amazing how some of you think you are so much better than the rest of us.

  • gandalla Apr 18, 10:01 a.m.

    This adult woman had every right to go out to a bar, with or without her husband. Some of you living in your tidy little box need to quit reading these stories if you have so much criticism for people doing what they have every right to do. Hope and pray for her safe return, that's what you all should be doing instead of making your snarky remarks.
    chattycat

    your right she has that right. even though it might not have been a good decision knowing that their is a serial rapist on the loose in fayetteville.
    But, adultrey is still illegal in the military and even though she was seperated from her husband she was still married to him. So if she going out to look for men she might have wanted to go alone so that no one back at her unit could tell on her and thus expose her to legal problems.

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