NEW INFO: Murder Suspect Led Cops To Body Of Ft. Bragg Soldier

The mother of a Fort Bragg soldier who disappeared more than two years ago says police were led to her daughter's grave by the suspect now charged with her killing.

Johnna Henson of St. Cloud, Florida, said Thursday that Fayetteville police called her Wednesday to say they were led to the remains of 23-year-old Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nicholas Holbert is charged with killing Bordeaux. Police say he went to a Fayetteville bar with Bordeaux where she was last seen in April 2012. Holbert is scheduled for a first court appearance Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping.

Henson says Holbert led investigators to Bordeaux's grave in a densely wooded area about four miles from the bar where her daughter and Holbert went for drinks and karaoke.

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Police in Fayetteville say the remains of a Fort Bragg soldier who disappeared more than two years ago may have been found and that a suspect has been arrested in her death.

Fayetteville police spokesman Lt. Todd Joyce says detectives used information they received and went Wednesday to an area near the Interstate 295 corridor on the northern side of the city. The search turned up remains believed to be those of Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux.

Authorities said Bordeaux left her apartment on April 13, 2012, and headed to a nearby bar.

The remains will be sent to the chief medical examiner's office to confirm the identity.

Joyce said 27-year-old Nicholas Michael Holbert has been arrested and will be charged with first-degree murder and may face additional charges.


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