We covered this case in 2012 and now police say that Nicholas Holbert has led them to the remains.
The suspect did not speak much but when he did, he indicated that he was withholding information.
Statement Analysis from 2012: http://statement-analysis.blogspot.com/2012/11/kelli-bordeaux-statement-analysis-of.html
The man accused in Fort Bragg Spc. Kelli Bordeaux’s death knocked her unconscious in the parking lot of a bar shortly before killing her behind the tavern, according to arrest warrants.
Fayetteville police said Wednesday that Nicholas Holbert, 27, led investigators to a shallow grave off River Road where Bordeaux’s remains were found.
Holbert, a registered sex offender, has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in Bordeaux’s April 2012 death, Police Chief Harold Medlock said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Holbert is being held without bail at the Cumberland County Detention Center, Lt. Todd Joyce, Fayetteville police spokesman, said late Wednesday night.
Bordeaux had been missing for a little more than two years.
According to arrest warrants, Holbert and Bordeaux arrived together at the now-closed Froggy Bottoms on Ramsey Street on April 13, 2012. They were at the bar for several hours and got into a physical altercation in the bar’s parking lot, according to the warrants.
Holbert struck Bordeaux in the parking lot and knocked her unconscious, warrants said. Holbert then put Bordeaux in his car and drove her to his camp site behind the bar, warrants showed.
Holbert then struck her several more times about her head until she was dead, the warrants said.
Police believe Bordeaux was dead before her body was buried, Medlock said.