Morbidology the Podcast – 74: Kelli Bordeaux

Podcast released on: 16th November 2020

Kelli Bordeaux was a young soldier at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg. One night in 2012, she took a break from her regimented lifestyle to enjoy a Friday night at a local bar where she had a few drinks, played a couple of games of pool and belted out some songs on Karaoke. However, after leaving…


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Kelli Bordeaux was a young soldier at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg. One night in 2012, she took a break from her regimented lifestyle to enjoy a Friday night at a local bar where she had a few drinks, played a couple of games of pool and belted out some songs on Karaoke. However, after leaving the bar that night, Kelli vanished but not before sending a text message saying that she had arrived home safely. Rumours would circulate about an out-of-state husband and a homeless sex offender but what really happened to Kelli and was the text message really from her?

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Audio Sources:

“Kelli Bordeaux’s boyfriend on meeting Nick Holbert”

“Suspect’s confession captured on police body cam [Part 1]”

“Bordeaux’s mom to killer: ‘You, Mr. Holbert, I hate'”

“‘We never gave up on her,’ says Kelli Bordeaux’s sister”

” Kelli Bordeaux’s family speaks out about her killer”

“Kelli Bordeaux Funeral”

“Police: Missing Soldier May Be in Danger”

“Missing N.C. soldier’s husband speaks out”

“Fayetteville’s Kelli Bordeaux case: Private investigator solves soldier’s disappearance”

Sources:

CBS – 9 WNCT, 17 April, 2012 – “Volunteers Join Search for Missing Fort Bragg Soldier”

Fox – 8 WGHP, 17 April, 2012 – “Police: Missing Female Soldier May be in Danger”

CBS – 17 WNCN, 17 April, 2012 – “Missing Fort Bragg Soldier Last Seen Leaving Fayetteville Bar”

The Orlando Sentinel, 20 April, 2012 – “Nothing Found During Dive in Search for St. Cloud Soldier”

The Orlando Sentinel, 21 April, 2012 – “Patrons Sought in Hunt for Soldier”

The Fayetteville Observer, 25 April, 2012 – “Volunteers Sought to Help in Search”

The Fayetteville Observer, 26 April, 2012 – “Police Expect Big Turnout for Search”

CBS – 17 WNCN, 20 April, 2012 – “Man Last Seen with Missing Soldier Arrested on Unrelated Charge”

CBS – 6 WTVR, 26 April, 2012 – “Husband of Missing Soldier Says He’s Suspicious of Sex Offender”

The Fayetteville Observer, 2 May, 2012 – “Vigil Being Planned for Missing Soldier”

The Fayetteville Observer, 5 May, 2012 – “3 Week Investigation Running Out of Leads”

The Fayetteville Observer, 5 May, 2012 – “Va. Man Offers Reward in Missing Soldier Case”

Associated Press, 6 May, 2012 – “NC Soldier Disappears After Bar Karaoke Night”

CBS – 17 WNCN, 11 May, 2012 – “Community Holds Celebration of Hope for Missing Soldier”

The Orlando Sentinel, 12 May, 2012 – “Family, Friends Pay Tribute to Missing Osceola Soldier”

Fayetteville Examiner, 27 May, 2012 – “Body of Female Found in Cape Fear River”

The Fayetteville Observer, 14 June, 2012 – “Volunteers Refuse to Give Up Search”

Army Times, 10 December, 2012 – “Missing Bragg Soldier’s Family Clings to Hope”

The Fayetteville Observer, 17 April, 2013 – “Friends Share Memories of Soldier”

Associated Press, 22 May, 2013 – “U.S. Army Declares Missing Fort Bragg Soldier Dead”

CBS – 17 WNCN, 13 November, 2013 – “Few Details Yet on Human Remains Found in Fayetteville”

ABC – 9 WFTV, 14 May, 2014 – “Remains of St. Cloud Soldier Found in NC”

Associated Press, 15 May, 2014 – “Missing NC Soldier Mom: Suspect Led Cops to Grave”

CBS – 9 WNCT, 17 May, 2014 – “Searchers Visit, Leave Flowers Where Bordeaux’s Remains Were Found”

The Fayetteville Observer, 17 May, 2014 – “Investigator: Holbert Was Relieved”

CBS – 9 WNCT, 28 May, 2014 – “Fort Bragg Hosts Kelli Bordeaux Memorial Service”

The Orlando Sentinel, 1 June, 2014 – “Missing For 2 Years, Slain Soldier from St. Cloud  Finally Laid to Rest”

The Fayetteville Observer, 14 January, 2015 – “Newfound Remains May be Soldiers”

ABC – 9 WFTV, 7 August, 2015 – “Man Accused of Killing St. Cloud Soldier Enters Guilty Plea”

Army Times, 7 August, 2015 – “Man Gets Life Sentence After Admitting to Killing Soldier”

CBS – 17 WNCN, 7 August, 2015 – “Bordeaux’s Mom to Killer: You, Mr. Holbert, I Hate”

The Fayetteville Observer, 21 October, 2015 – “Documentary to Tell Investigator’s Story”

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