Missing female soldier’s cell phone last pinged near bar

Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux

Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Fayetteville police on Wednesday said they’re continuing their search for a missing Fort Bragg soldier after learning that her cell phone last pinged from a tower near the bar where she was last seen.

During a news conference Wednesday morning, police said they would spend the day searching an area near Froggy Bottoms at 6326 Ramsey St., where Pfc. Kelli Marie Bordeaux, 23, was last seen around 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

In a prior news release, police said Bordeaux “may be in danger,” but today said the investigation is still a missing person case.

WRAL reports Bordeaux’s cell phone last pinged from a tower near Froggy Bottoms and police are using that information to lead them in their search Wednesday.

The search is not geared toward finding any particular piece of evidence, but rather toward discovering any clues that may help lead them to Bordeaux, police said.

Bordeaux’s husband, Mike Bordeaux, was not at the bar with her the night of her disappearance. Police said he has been cooperating with detectives.

Bordeaux is a health service specialist with the Army. She was reported missing by police on Monday after she never showed up for duty.

At a news conference held by Bordeaux’s sister on Tuesday, Olivia Cox said it was “totally out of character” for her sister to not show up for work.

A native of St. Cloud, Fla., Bordeaux joined the military in April 2011 and was assigned to the 601st Area Support Medical Company, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade in November 2011.

Bordeaux is described as standing 5’1″ tall and weighing 102 lbs.  She was last seen wearing a pink tube top with spaghetti straps and black shorts.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call police at (910) 433-1114.

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