Oct 1, 2018
Fayetteville NC is a small city put on the map from its proximity and connection to Ft Bragg. The city is as wide-reaching in its social and cultural themes as any city with low income and poverty struck areas and upper-class neighborhoods.
Meadowbrook at Kings Grant Apartments is a popular and affordable place that many of the young soldiers from nearby Ft Bragg call home.
One and a half miles away from the Meadowbrook Apartments in 2012 was a small bar that was called Froggy Bottoms. Like many “hole in the wall” bars it was small and besides a few pool tables, bar and the area the karaoke gear is there is nothing else that stands out and it was that unassuming threat that a young Army soldier was victim to on April 14th, 2012 in the early morning hours when she vanished into thin air after leaving the bar.
Kelli Marie Henson Bordeaux was born on Dec 27th, 1988. To Paul & Johanna Henson. She was one of three children her Sister Olivia and her Brother Matt al called St. Cloud Florida home and lived normal lives. Kelli was a petite girl at only 5’1” her tiny size was not what you noticed because she was beautiful and outgoing and according to her family and friends brightened the situation just by being there. She was a popular Student in High School and a Cheerleader
Following graduation, Kelli decided to pursue serving in the military and signed up to be US Army Combat Medic.
Kelli married her boyfriend Mike Bordeaux despite her families concerns over their young age they seemed a good couple
Kelli was assigned to the 601st Area Support Medical Company, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, as a health service specialist. At Ft Bragg NC.
Like many young married couples, the issues of life and marriage took a toll on the relationship and a year into the marriage Kelli was dating another man secretly. The man she was dating was Justin Thompson and he lived in her hometown in Florida.
After being well into her service in the Army at Ft Bragg and still living a married life while in love with a secret boyfriend the couple separated and Mike Bordeaux moved out of the residence and went back to Florida.
Kelli lived at the Meadowbrook apartments and despite being recently separated from her Husband Mike Bordeaux after a two-year marriage. She was living life.
Everyone has some secrets or struggles and Kelli had separated from her husband after a yearlong relationship with her new boyfriend Justin Thompson. This was a fact her separated husband Mike was unaware of for the year prior or even now despite no cause for secrecy she still had kept it from him.
Justin Thompson reported he was in contact with Kelli on April 13th, 2012 as she prepared to go out to Froggy Bottoms. Kelli was getting picked up and driven by a friend to Froggy Bottoms. The friend was Nicholas Holbert.
Kelli sent Justin texts often and on April 14, 2012 at:
12:46 a.m.: A text message is sent from Kelli’s phone to an unidentified friend, saying Holbert is driving her home.
1:24 a.m.: A second message is sent from Kelli’s phone, saying she’s home “drunk and tired.”
This was the last time anyone heard from or has seen Kelli Bordereaux.
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