Federal agents are in Bardstown, Kentucky, on Tuesday, searching a subdivision in connection to the 2015 disappearance of 35-year-old Crystal Rogers.
As The Louisville Courier-Journal reports, the FBI’s Louisville bureau announced the search via Twitter on Wednesday morning.
“Based on information collected over the last year by the federal investigation into the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, FBI Louisville is now conducting several searches in the Woodlawn Springs subdivision,” the post read.
Rogers was living in Bardstown when she was reported missing in July 2015. Her car was later found on Bluegrass Parkway, with personal items like her purse and phone inside. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Rogers’ boyfriend Brooks Houck has been considered a person of interest in the investigation, but has never been charged.
A year and a half after Rogers disappeared, her father Tommy Ballard — who had dedicated himself to the search for his daughter — was fatally shot while hunting on his own property. No one has been charged in connection to this death.
It is unclear what prompted agents to focus on the Woodlawn Springs subdivision.
An FBI Louisville spokesman told The Courier Journal that agents will be in the area “definitely all day today, but [the] ultimate timeline will be dependent on what is found. We will be there as long as it takes.”
This is a developing story.
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