Crystal Rogers

Crystal Rogers: FBI Finds ‘Item of Interest’ in Search; Offers $25,000 Reward

The FBI announced Friday it had found an “item of interest” in its search of a Bardstown, Kentucky, property for clues to the disappearance of Crystal Rogers.

Agents conducting the search on a property owned by Brooks Houck, Rogers’ boyfriend and the only person named as a suspect in her disappearance, didn’t elaborate on what they found but told WAVE the item “is being further evaluated.”

The 35-year-old mom of five 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. The FBI took over the investigation last year.

Agents have been at the Woodlawn Springs subdivision — where Houck owns three properties — all week. Neighbors said the agents dug a hole in the driveway of the property about seven feet deep and began digging in the yard on Friday.

>On Saturday, the Louisville field office of the FBI offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to “the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the disappearance of Crystal Rogers.”

The FBI has said it will remain in subdivision “as along as it takes.”

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