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Bordeaux funeral scheduled for Saturday

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Saturday, a public funeral service will be held for Fort Bragg specialist Kelli Bordeaux in her hometown of Saint Cloud, Florida. Her remains were found two weeks ago, two years after she disappeared.
    
Nicholas Holbert is accused of killing her.  
    
A memorial service was held earlier this week at the All American Chapel at Fort Bragg.

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A private investigator says the man accused of killing Kelli Bordeaux, 23, a Fort Bragg-based Army medic, confessed to her murder.

David Marshburn, who owns Marshburn Investigation Agency in Smithfield, NC told our CBS-Affiliate WRAL-TV that Nicholas Holbert, 27,  confessed to her murder, and led him and Fayetteville Police to the body.

Holbert made his first court appearance Thursday afternoon.

Holbert didn’t speak in his court appearance. He has no bond on his first degree murder charge and his bond was raised to $250,000 on kidnapping charges. He was given a court-appointed attorney.

Fayetteville police say the remains of Bordeaux, who disappeared more than two years ago, were found Wednesday in a deeply wooded area, about 4 miles from the bar where she was last seen alive back in April of 2012.
    
Authorities say they received good assistance from a citizen and that Holbert was at the scene with detectives when they found Bordeaux's body.
    
Bordeaux's sister says that while it is some relief to know what happened to her sister, she can't believe it took two years for someone to come forward with information.

"How can you wait so long? We literally have been through hell and back and just begging and pleading and praying just trying to bring her home," said Bordeaux’s sister. “It’s just extremely unfair. She was a great person, she was happy, and she had so much to offer. I can’t understand it"

Police say Holbert shared "vital" information to detectives, but won't confirm that he confessed.

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Authorities have recovered what's believed to be the remains of Kelli Bordeaux.

They found the remains of the missing 23-year-old Fort Bragg soldier in a deeply wooded area off Interstate 295 in Cumberland County. She disappeared more than two years ago after leaving the Froggy Bottoms bar on April 14, 2012.

Fayetteville police said in a 4 p.m. news conference that they have arrested Nicholas Michael Holbert in connection with Bordeaux’s death. He will be charged with first-degree murder. Police say he's been a person of interest in the case for nearly two years.

"Mr. Holbert has been a person of interest in this case almost from the beginning," Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock said Wednesday. "Holbert was on the scene [where Bordeaux was found] with our detectives earlier today and he shared some vital information."

Police said Bordeaux left Froggy Bottoms with Holbert, a registered sex offender who lived behind the bar.

"We believe he did offer her a ride and did give her a ride," Medlock said.

Investigators believe Bordeaux was dead when her body was dumped in the wooded area.
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