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Volunteers resume search for missing soldier

Volunteers continued the search Saturday for Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux, a Fort Bragg soldier who was last seen at Froggy Bottoms in Fayetteville more than six weeks ago.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The search continued Saturday for a missing Fort Bragg soldier last seen more than six weeks ago. 

The Fayetteville Observer reported that the Community Voulnteer Search Group was planning to search for Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux on Saturday morning. 

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The 23-year-old Florida native was last seen April 14 at Froggy Bottoms, a bar on Ramsey Street where she had gone the night before to sing karaoke. 

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 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.

Holbert says he dropped her 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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