Crystal Rogers

Crystal Rogers: FBI searches missing mom’s storage unit in Kentucky

Federal agents were seen Wednesday morning sifting through a Kentucky storage unit belonging to Crystal Rogers, the Bardstown mother of five who vanished in July 2015, according to WLKY.

The FBI took over the investigation into Rogers’s disappearance after human remains were found on the Washington-Nelson County line — a few miles east of Bardstown — on July 23. Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity of the remains.

Agents from the FBI and the IRS combed through boxes of belongings at the storage unit, piling items outside, including clothes, toys, diapers, TVs and furniture. The FBI said Rogers’s mother, Sherry Ballard, consented to the search.

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Ballard reported Rogers missing on July 3, 2015, and her car was found with a flat tire — and her keys, phone and purse inside — on the nearby Bluegrass Parkway two days later, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Earlier this month, the FBI towed Rogers’s car from a separate storage shed for processing.

The FBI has not provided much information since taking over the investigation on August 6. They have served at least nine search warrants since then, including at the homes of Rogers’s former boyfriend Brooks Houck, his brother Nick, and the Houck family farm, where authorities believe Rogers was last seen alive, reportedly by Brooks Houck.

A year after Rogers’ disappearance, Nick Houck was fired from the Bardstown Police Department for allegedly interfering with the investigation.

The Kentucky State Police, the FBI, and the US Department of Justice set up a Crystal Rogers Task Force website where they provide updates on the investigation.

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Crystal Rogers’ discovery.

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[Featured image: Crystal Rogers/Handout]