Missing teen case reminds some of Kelli Bordeaux case

Danielle Locklear's disappearance is dredging up memories of another high-profile missing persons case.
March 26, 2014 4:32:47 AM PDT
It's been two weeks since a Hope Mills teenager vanished without a trace.

Danielle Locklear was last seen at her home in the Fox Meadows subdivision. So far, searches haven't resulted in any new leads about the 15-year-old.

Now, her disappearance is dredging up memories of another high-profile missing persons case -- the one involving Kelli Bordeaux.

ABC11 has learned nearly a dozen FBI agents are now part of the search for Locklear. On Saturday, hundreds of volunteers combed a wooded area where Locklear's cell phone was tracked. However, they didn't find anything.

"I was hopeful this would not be like the Kelli Bordeaux case," said search coordinator Tina Turner.

Bordeaux disappeared in April 2012, and hasn't been seen since. Turner helped organize many of the volunteer searches. Now she's seeing the same frantic faces of another desperate family.

"The not knowing is the worst, and the speculation, people saying what they think happened -- what may have happened -- a lot of that," said Turner.

Bordeaux's family knows that pain first hand.

"I know how helpless they probably feel," said Bordeaux's sister, Olivia Cox. "All we can say is to keep the faith."

Cox said as they approach the second year of the young Army medic's disappearance, her family still holds out hope Kelli will be found.

"I mean, every day at some point, we think about Kelli, said Cox."We talk about her or something comes up that reminds you of Kelli."

New billboards will be going up in early April reminding the community that Bordeaux is still missing. Authorities are still actively searching for Locklear.

A balloon release for Locklear is scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camping World on South Gillespie Street.

? Click here to see the FBI's page on Locklear's disappearance. ?

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