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Searchers find no new leads in case of missing Bragg soldier

Posted May 20, 2012

— The search continued Saturday for a missing Fort Bragg soldier last seen more than five weeks ago.

Search organizer Mindy Wilson said three teams of a dozen volunteers searched for more than four hours in different locations, but didn't turn up any new clues in the disappearance of Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux, 23, of St. Cloud, Fla.

Searchers will be out again next Saturday, looking on the other side of Fayetteville, Wilson said.

Since Bordeaux's April 14 disappearance, hundreds of volunteers have sought clues with little success in the area around her home, Froggy Bottoms bar, where she was last seen, and a rural Cumberland County pond.

Investigators haven't speculated about what might have happened to Bordeaux, but they have 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.

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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