Remains of Missing Fort Bragg Soldier Found
Suspect arrested in Kelli Bordeaux death
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2014 5:45 PM CDT
This undated file photo provided by the Fayetteville, N.C.,Police Department shows Kelli Bordeaux.   (AP Photo/Fayetteville, N.C. Police Department, File)

(Newser) – Police in North Carolina say they've found the remains of a female soldier at Fort Bragg who went missing more than two years ago, reports WRAL. Authorities made the discovery in the woods about 4 miles from the bar where Kelli Bordeaux, then 23, was last seen after a night out with friends. Police arrested Nicholas Holbert, 27, a registered sex offender who has long been a subject of interest in the case. He previously said he had given Bordeaux a ride home that night, but police think she never got there.

"This is a very sad recovery in that we all hoped Pfc. Bordeaux was alive and well," says Fayetteville's police chief. Holbert was at the scene when the remains were recovered and will be charged with first-degree murder. He had been living in a lean-to behind the bar and sometimes did odd jobs for the owner. Bordeaux was a Florida native who was an EMT with the 44th Medical Brigade, reports the Orlando Sentinel. She had been married two years at the time of her disappearance.

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Gene Smith
May 15, 2014 5:11 PM CDT
She must have been loopy-looped to leave with that man. Being a soldier, tells me she had a pretty good education, and was trained to fight the enemy. I wonder how the freak killed her? He must have shot her, or she could have fought him off, unless she was way too intoxicated. Just my opinion on the matter.
VooDoo
May 15, 2014 6:32 AM CDT
It's raining men! Here's another one ladies Nicholas Holbert, 27 A murderer, sex offender, and he has his own lean to. HURRY! There are 99 OTHER women writing a perfume scented love letter to him this minute
WeedOutIdiots
May 14, 2014 10:03 PM CDT
She "was last seen after a night out with friends" and had to get a ride from a creep living in a lean-to? I'd like to know what kind of "friends" these were. Ladies should NEVER leave a friend (or a friend's drink unattended), too much risk!