Crystal Rogers


It’s been eight years since Crystal Roger went missing. Her then-boyfriend, Brooks Houck, immediately became the main suspect.

The mom of five was last seen at Houck’s home. Rogers’ car was found abandoned with a flat tire on the Bluegrass Parkway two days later. Her keys, phone, and purse were inside the vehicle. Houck was interviewed, but not arrested.

Houck has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence. The details of why, however, remain sealed until his arraignment.

Houck’s bond has been set at $10 million cash.

This is the second arrest related to Crystal Rogers’ disappearance. 32-year-old Joseph L. Lawson was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with physical evidence in the case. Lawson has pleaded not guilty. His connection to this case is not yet known, but Lawson’s father worked for Houck.

Rogers’ body has not been found.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

James Shelnutt
James Shelnutt – Attorney – The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C.; 27-year Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective and Former S.W.A.T. Officer; Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm
Dr. Jeff Kieliszewski – Forensic Psychologist, Author: “Darksides;” FB: forensicsandmediapsychologist/TikTok: Dr. Jeff Kieliszewski
Sheryl McCollum – Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder & Host of New Podcast: “Zone 7;” Twitter: @149Zone7
Joe Scott Morgan
Joe Scott Morgan – Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, “Blood Beneath My Feet,” and Host: “Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan;” Twitter: @JoScottForensic

Additional Guest

  • Fallon Glick – WDRB Louisville News Reporter; Facebook & Twitter: @FallonGlick @WDRBNews

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[Feature Photo: Crystal Rogers/Handout]