Kelli Bordeaux, an attractive 23-year-old US Army combat medic, went missing from Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she was based at Fort Bragg. She was last seen at a bar with friends on April 14, 2012. A massive search for Bordeaux ensued. The Fayetteville Police Department had three primary suspects: Nicholas Holbert, who was last seen with Bordeaux leaving the bar, her estranged husband Mike Bordeaux, and her then-current boyfriend Justin Thompson. It was private investigator David Marshburn who eventually found Bordeaux’s body, two years later. Marshburn was led there by Bordeaux’s killer, Nicholas Holbert.
Prosecution explained that sometime during the evening, Bordeaux found out that Holbert was a registered sex offender. Leaving the bar, when Bordeaux rebuffed Holbert’s advances with a “derogatory comment about him being a sex offender,” Holbert punched her and dragged her to a makeshift camp behind the bar where he lived. Holbert later beat her to death and then buried her in the woods. Holbert was sentenced to life in prison without parole. 48 Hours will air a special on the disappearance and death of Kelli Bordeaux on October 24 at 10pm on CBS.