The remains of a missing Army medic PFC Kelli Bordeaux have been recovered and a suspect has been arrested in the case, police confirmed during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon. Bordeaux, originally from St. Cloud, disappeared two years ago while serving at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
The remains were found in a deeply wooded area, one-mile north of Interstate 295 on River Road about five miles from Froggy Bottoms bar, where Bordeaux was last seen on April 13, 2012. Police said they believe Bordeaux was deceased prior to being placed in the wooded area.
Authorities have arrested Nicholas Michael Holbert in this case. Holbert, a convicted sex offender, has been a person of interest in the case and has twice been questioned about Bordeaux's disappearance. Police say Holbert worked at Froggy Bottoms bar and gave Bordeaux a ride home on the night she went missing.
Fayetteville, NC police spokesman Lt. Todd Joyce said the 27-year-old Holbert will be charged with first-degree murder and may face additional charges.
The remains will be sent to the chief medical examiner's office to confirm the identity.