A Fort Bragg soldier last seen at a Fayetteville bar may have caught a ride home from a bar employee before she was reported missing.
A U.S. Army official who spoke with CNN on the condition of anonymity says PFC Kelli Bordeaux, 23, was drinking at Froggy Bottoms and was given a ride home by a bar employee.
CNN reports that at some point Bordeaux sent two text messages -- one said, "Got home safely." The official told CNN that it was unknown who received the text message or the contents of the other text.
Detectives investigating the case say they have yet to find any records of those texts but are continuing to look for proof they were sent.
Fayetteville Police say Bordeaux was reported missing by Fort Bragg officials on April 16 when she did not report for duty. She was last seen on April 14 around 1:20 a.m. leaving Froggy Bottoms, a bar located at 6326 Ramsey Street.
Kellie's mother, Joanna Hanson, says she doesn't get the story she's hearing from police.
"They told me they think that someone picked her up and took her to the bar and she had a good time at the bar and did karaoke and was acting silly and having fun. And then supposedly someone was going to give her a ride home from the bar. That's where the story doesn't quite add up," said Hanson.
Authorities told Hanson that Kellie was last seen leaving with someone.
"I don't think she got home from the bar and supposedly the person who dropped her off...uhmm...something supposedly spooked her in the car he told them one time. That she didn't want to get out of the car, yet she got out of the car and that's the part I don't understand. If something spooked her why would she get out of the car and, you know, go forward," said Hanson.
Bordeaux's sister, Olivia Cox, says it was out of character for Bordeaux to just go missing she described her as "the most amazing person I know."
"She wanted to make sure her future was successful and she knew she was going to be the person to make it successful," Cox said.
"She wanted her future to be securely in place and she knew joining the military would do that. Being a soldier, for Kellie, is something she wouldn't jeopardize for anything. Missing working isn't something that's in character for Kellie."
Tuesday night, police were still interviewing family and friends, to try and determine who she was with, when she was last seen.
Bordeaux is originally from Orlando, Fla., but was stationed at Ft. Bragg. She is married to Mike Bordeaux, a civilian. Bordeaux is described as 5 feet 1 inch tall, 102 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink halter top and black shorts.
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