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Mother Of Missing Fort Bragg Soldier Pleads For Her Return

The mother of missing Fort Bragg soldier Kelli Bordeaux offered an emotional plea for her daughter's return on The Today Show Monday.

"If someone has done something to her," Johnna Henson said,
"God will get you."

Today marks two weeks since the 23 year old did not report for duty at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville and was reported missing. Hundreds of people have searched for the missing soldier, with no success. Also missing is her iPhone, which she used to take a picture of herself before going out to the Froggy Bottoms Bar, the last place she was seen.

"She is a very, a very driven woman. She has goals in her life. i don't think someone has realized what they have taken away," Henson said on "Today." "You know I miss you and love you, Kelli, and I want you home, now. "


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More than 500 volunteers have turned out to help authorities search for a Fort Bragg soldier who has been missing for almost two weeks.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that a mix of soldiers and civilians turned up at the parking lot of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center's Health Pavilion North to look for 23-year-old Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux. She was last seen as she left a bar about 1:20 a.m. April 14.

Police said the last location report from Bordeaux's cell phone came from a tower behind the pavilion.

The volunteers were split into groups to search a 1.7-mile area shoulder to shoulder.

Bordeaux's brother said the turnout of volunteers was larger than he expected. Matt Henson said the family remains optimistic that his sister will be found alive.

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The husband of missing Fort Bragg soldier Kelli Bordeaux spoke to Matt Lauer in an exclusive live interview on The Today Show Thursday.

Mike Bordeaux says he "knew something was fishy" when he got the call that his wife was missing on April 16, because "she always goes to work." Private First Class Bordeaux was reported missing after she did not report for duty at Fort Bragg. Mike Bordeaux says he was visiting his parents in Florida when Kelli disappeared.

In response to Lauer's question about whether there was marital trouble, as had been reported early in the investigation, Bordeaux said, "None at all. We were very happy. We weren't getting a divorce, nothing like that. Nothing is wrong with my marriage."

Nicholas Holbert is the man who says he drove Kelli home the night she was last seen but denies any involvement her disappearance. Mike Bordeaux says he doesn't know Holbert and he doesn't trust him. "To tell you the truth, i don't trust anything he says. I don't believe a word he says," Bordeaux said.

A huge search is planned in Fayetteville Thursday around the Froggy Bottom Bar where Kelli was before disappearing, a place her husband says they never went to together. This latest search will include several volunteers who want to help find the missing soldier. "I'm very happy that everyone--the Fayetteville police, detectives, military, volunteers, even neighbors--I'm so happy that people are trying to find my wife," Bordeaux said.

Matt Henson, Kelli Bordeaux's brother also appeared on Today. He told Lauer, "We're going to find her safe and sound. I don't have any doubt in my mind."



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The husband of missing Fort Bragg soldier Kelli Bordeaux is getting ready to break his silence this morning. Mike Bordeaux is scheduled for an interview with Matt Lauer during the 7:30 a.m. half hour of The Today Show.

Kelli Bordeaux, 23, hasn't been seen since the early morning hours of April 14, leaving a Fayetteville bar. Thursday, a massive search that includes volunteers who want to help will focus on the area around the Froggy Bottom Bar, where Bordeaux was last seen.

Nicholas Holbert reportedly lives in a tent behind the Froggy Bottom Bar. He's the one who says he drove Bordeaux back to her apartment and is the last person on the record to have seen the missing soldier. Last week, Holbert was arrested for failing to update authorities on his new address; he is a registered sex offender. Holbert is not currently a suspect in Bordeaux's disappearance.


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