Police have released a new photo of Kelli Bordeaux, the Fort Bragg soldier who went missing earlier this month.
The NY Daily News reports that the photo, which was taken by Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux hours before she disappeared, shows the missing soldier in the same outfit that she wore to the Froggy Bottoms bar in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on April 14th.
Bordeaux, a 23-year-old combat medic with the 44th Medical Brigade, disappeared after a night out at the bar. She was reported missing two days later when she failed to report to duty. Fox News reports that authorities don’t have any significant leads at the moment.
Det. Jeff Locklear said:
“We’ve got people calling in tips from all over the country. And it takes a long time to digest that information.”
Nicholas Holbert, a 25-year-old who works as a bartender at Froggy Bottoms, said that he gave Bordeaux a ride home on the night of her disappearance. Holbert said that he dropped Bordeaux about a quarter-mile from her apartment. Holbert, who is a registered sex offender, is not a person of interest in the case.
“As soon as you drive into the entrance to Meadowbrook, she said stop right here,” Holbert told the station. “So I stopped and she said, ‘I’ll walk home.’ I said, ‘Are you sure?’ She said, ‘Yeah.’ I said I figured she didn’t want me to know where she lived, or somebody was there and she didn’t want to be seen together.”
Mike Bordeaux, Kelli’s husband, told Matt Lauer on Today that he didn’t “trust anything (Holbert) says.” Mike was in Florida at the time of his wife’s disappearance. Mike said:
“If she was dropped off in front of that complex, she would definitely have made it home. I know my wife. She would have made it home. There’s no way.”
Police describe Bordeaux as 5-foot-1 and weighing 102 pounds. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).