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Volunteers to search wooded area for missing Bragg soldier

Posted June 8, 2012

— The search for a missing Fort Bragg soldier last seen nearly two months ago will continue on Saturday in Fayetteville. 

Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of the Food Lion on Andrews Road, off Ramsey Street, at 8:45 a.m. Saturday before searching through thick brush for clues in the disappearance of Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux. 

The 23-year-old Florida native was last seen April 14 at Froggy Bottoms, a bar on Ramsey Street less than a mile from the Food Lion where volunteers will meet Saturday.  Kelli Bordeaux Images of Kelli Bordeaux

Since Bordeaux's disappearance, hundreds of volunteers have sought clues with little success in the area around her home, Froggy Bottoms bar, and a rural Cumberland County pond.

Investigators haven't speculated about what might have happened to Bordeaux, but they arrested Nicholas Holbert, a registered sex offender who said he gave Bordeaux a ride home from the bar, and Steven Cantrell, the bar's owner, on charges unrelated to her case.

Holbert, still in the Cumberland County jail, says he dropped Bordeaux off at the entrance to the apartment complex where she lived with her husband, who was in Florida visiting family that weekend. 

Police have set up a special hotline – 910-433-1114 – for tips in the case, and Virginia-based security firm Black Ops Security Services & Consulting Inc. has offered an $8,000 reward for information to Bordeaux's discovery.


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  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jun 8, 2012

    She is gone and I admire them for keeping the search going. Pray for all involved. I do hope they will find her body.

  • Disabled Vet Jun 8, 2012

    If they didn't find her in the first 48 hours, then there's a good chance they won't find her (alive). Also, why do they keep searching the same area over and over? Do they think she will mysteriously appear out of nowhere?

  • atheistswillserveinhell Jun 8, 2012

    clueless. it does pay to get out of the basement every one in a while.

  • Steve Mchugelarge Jun 8, 2012

    So you agree with me in what I have been saying all along and the mods don't like it. Amendment y'all


    I dont agree with you at all. Im kind of new around here but I find a lot of your posts a little spacey and pipe dreamy. And for you to insert the Ammendment 1 vote into this tragic case is pretty classless, if you ask me. I was just replying to another post and you saw a chance to to get on your soapbox and call people out for not voting the way you wanted. I voted against it if you want to know, mostly because it was waste of time and resources, especially since it was already illegal to begin with. Please remember what we are talking about here, a missing person, not a missing perceived right.

  • not my real name Jun 8, 2012

    I would bet that if they start grilling Holbert a lot harder, he will all the sudden remember where her body is located. My money's on him being the guilty party.

  • Steve Mchugelarge Jun 8, 2012

    so it's her right hand showing. The left is behind her.

    I stand corrected.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jun 8, 2012

    ...Nice voting on the Amendment y'all


  • ConcernedNCC Jun 8, 2012

    If you look at her self portrait picture, it doesn't look like she is wearing her wedding ring.
    Steve Mchugelarge
    Just an observation, but the picture she took was in the mirror, so it's her right hand showing. The left is behind her.

  • jcbarber6 Jun 8, 2012

    How is it wrong to go out to the bar with friends on a weekend your husband is out of town? My husband has gone out of town and on the same weekend, with nothing else to do, of course I have enjoyed the company with some girlfriends. As he has done the same. That is just crazy to think you cannot do anything by yourself.

  • greg69innc Jun 8, 2012

    I saw an episode on criminial minds like this...