FBI search of Kentucky subdivision enters fifth day in connection with 2015 disappearance of woman

Published 11:15 am Monday, August 30, 2021

The FBI continues its search of the a Kentucky subdivision in connection with the 2015 disappearance of woman whose car was found abandoned on the Bluegrass Parkway. On Saturday, FBI agents continued their extensive investigation for a fifth day,

On Twitter, the FBI out of Louisville tweeted its  gratitude for an “extremely generous outpouring of food and, more importantly, a flood of tips that has helped us in our search” for missing mom Crystal Rogers.

So far, the FBI has tweeted that they have recovered what they call “an item of interest” in the case. The FBI has not released any details about the item of interest.

“We know that there are individuals out there who have specific information about Crystal’s disappearance and want to do the right thing,” the FBI said in a tweet Saturday afternoon. “The FBI is offering up to a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the disappearance of Crystal Rogers. We remain dedicated to bringing justice.”

FBI agents, along with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, started the search early Tuesday, and have been stopping cars that enter or leave the neighborhood.

Rogers was a mother of five, who went missing on July 3, 2015. Her car was found abandoned with a flat tire on the Bluegrass Parkway in Bardstown. Rogers’ phone, purse and keys were found still inside the vehicle.

Brooks Houck was named a suspect in the case by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office but has not been charged. Houck was reportedly the last person to see Rogers alive. Houck and Rogers were reportedly dating at the time.

The homes that the FBI targeted in its search on Tuesday were  reportedly built by a company owned by Houck, according to property records. The FBI said the people currently living in the homes are not considered suspects.