The FBI has identified another area of interest in their search for clues to the disappearance of Kentucky mom Crystal Rogers in July 2015.
On website for a law enforcement task force conducting the investigation, the FBI asked residents of Nelson County to recalled the area near Poplar Flat Road (KY-605) and Farmaway Drive, east of Bardstown near Botland, on July 4, 2015.
“Can you remember what you saw, or what you may have heard?” the agency asked. “Do you recall anything unusual or out of place that morning near that location? Do you have surveillance cameras that capture this area?”
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Rogers was reported missing by her mother on July 3, 2015, and her car was found abandoned with a flat tire on the Bluegrass Parkway — which runs between Bardstown and the area the FBI is currently asking about — two days later.
A week ago, the agency released photos of vehicles whose driver could have information about Rogers’s disappearance, as CrimeOnline previously reported. One image shows two SUVs, one white and one red, near the My Old Kentucky Home campground in southeast Bardston, and the other shows an unidentified vehicle on Balltown Road near the intersection with Paschal Ballard Road several miles south of Bardstown early in the morning on July 4. It’s not clear when the other photo was taken.
The FBI took over the investigation following news that human remains were found on the Washington-Nelson County line — about 3 miles east of the new location of interest — on July 23. Authorities have not yet confirmed whether the human remains belong to Rogers.
Rogers’ ex-boyfriend, Brooks Houck, was reportedly the last person to see her alive. A year after Rogers’ disappearance, her ex-boyfriend’s brother, Nick Houck, was fired from the Bardstown Police Department for allegedly interfering with the investigation.
Earlier this month, the agency executed search warrants at Brooks Houck’s home, in addition to Nick Houck’s residence and their family farm. All three locations are in Bardstown.
Reports indicated that the remains discovered late last month were located four miles from the Houck’s family farm — where authorities believe the missing mother-of-five was last seen alive.
A $25,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Crystal Rogers’ discovery.
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[Featured image: Crystal Rogers/Handout]