Human remains discovered late last month in Kentucky were reportedly located four miles from a family farm belonging to the ex-boyfriend of a woman who vanished in 2015.
The Kentucky Standard reported that on July 23, a landowner discovered bones on the Washington-Nelson County line, in a washed-out creek bank in a tributary to the Beech Fork River. The remains were reportedly exposed from the side and were located in a bank that was eroded by elevated waters over the years.
The bones were reportedly located four miles from a Bardstown farm owned by Crystal Rogers’ ex-boyfriend’s family — where the 35-year-old is believed to have last been seen alive. Despite this, authorities have not confirmed whether the remains belong to missing mom.
The Standard explained that they waited weeks to disclose the location of the remains at the request of law enforcement, who said the information could hinder their ongoing investigation.
On Thursday, the FBI arrived in Bardstown and executed nine search warrants related to Rogers’ disappearance. They’re reportedly searching three properties owned by Rogers’ ex-boyfriend, Brooks Houck, in addition to properties owned by his brother, former Bardstown police officer Nick Houck, and their mother, Rosemary Houck.
Federal authorities said they’re searching Brooks Houck’s home at 113 Glenview Drive, Nick’s Houck’s home at 730 Pulliam Avenue, and the family’s farm at 345 Paschal Ballard Lane. All three properties are located in Bardstown.
Rogers, 35, was reported missing by her mother on July 3, 2015. Two days later, her car was found abandoned with a flat tire on the Bluegrass Parkway. Her keys, phone, and purse were inside the vehicle.
Authorities reportedly believe Rogers’ ex-boyfriend was the last person to see her alive. A year after Rogers’ disappearance, her ex-boyfriend’s brother was fired from the Bardstown Police Department for allegedly interfering with the investigation.
WHAS reported that the FBI spent 13 hours searching Nick Houck’s property on Thursday. WDRB reported that agents are searching the family farm for the second day in a row.
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[Featured image: Crystal Rogers/Handout]