Family pleads for return of missing Ft. Bragg soldier
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WHDH) -- In North Carolina Wednesday morning a family was pleading for the return of a missing female soldier from Fort Bragg.
She was last seen leaving a bar over the weekend, and police say the health services specialist may be in danger.
Police say 23-year-old Kelli Bordeaux left this bar early Saturday. An army official, speaking on condition of anonymity, says a bar employee gave her a ride home.
Bordeaux's mother, Johnna Henson, says her daughter lives off base with her husband, who was in Florida at the time. She believes her daughter never made it home, after a mysterious incident authorities told her about.
“Supposedly when the guy that was giving her a ride home was taking her to her apartment, he got to her apartment and something spooked her,” Henson said. “So she didn't want, or she said, ‘no, no, no just let me out here’ instead of taking her, like, around the corner to her apartment or whatever, but I don't understand that.”
She was reported missing when she didn't report for duty Monday. Her older sister, Olivia Cox, says it's not like her to go AWOL.
“Being a soldier to Kelli is something she would not jeopardize for anything,” Cox said. “Missing work is not something that is in character for Kelli.”
Bordeaux is described as five feet tall, weighing 99 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink halter top and black shorts.
An army official speaking on condition of anonymity says that at some point two text messages were sent from Bordeaux’s phone -- one saying she got home safely -- but that official didn't know who the text was sent to or the contents of the other text.
Anyone with information is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS.
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