Crystal Rogers

Crystal Rogers: FBI says remains found in July were not missing Bardstown mom

Human remains found this summer near the area where Crystal Rogers vanished more than five years ago did not belong to the missing Kentucky mother of five, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

After the remains were found on July 23, the FBI joined the investigation and served several search warrants, 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, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

Rogers’s mother, Sherry Ballard, reported her daughter 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 late. Earlier this month, the FBI towed Rogers’s car from a storage shed for processing.

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

Press Release
Date: November 20, 2020
Re: Human Remains located on July 24th, 2020

Today, we received word from the…

Posted by Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, KY on Friday, November 20, 2020


The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said the FBI notified them on Friday that the remains were not Rogers’. Investigators have not yet determined an identity and will continue to investigate that case as well.

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

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[Featured image: Crystal Rogers/Handout]